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Karen

Activity Professional From New Jersey, United States


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Karen 23rd Apr 2022 Activity Professional

Kentucky Derby Word Search

Hi Everyone. I've been a horse lover since childhood. I have owned a horse and can say how wonderful these animals are. My eldest daughter is fully involved in the horse world. Today we are doing a Horse Racing Activity with my Residents. They really enjoy this! I thank you for the WORD SEARCH 'Kentucky Derby', which I will handout to my Residents.
Karen 12th Apr 2022 Activity Professional

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Hello to everyone. I totally enjoy Arm Chair Travel. I’ve been doing this activity for awhile now. It saddens me when I see the horrendous destruction that is happening in the Ukraine. The killing of innocent people especially children. In the morning I lead Daily Devotions and prayer with my Residents. Yesterday we talked about Ukraine and prayed for the people who are suffering. We will continue to do this everyday. Thank you Golden Carers!
Karen 13th Mar 2022 Activity Professional

Lost in Translation Trivia

Hi Everyone, its been awhile since I've shared with everyone. Hope my colleagues in Activities are well. I did change my job. Yes, still in ACTIVITIES, but so much closer to home! Gas prices have skyrocketed! My new Activity Director has joined Golden Carers! I continue to be inspired by the many ideas shared by all of you Activity Professionals across the continents. Thank you for your dedication. God bless everyone.
Karen 6th Nov 2021 Activity Professional

Singalong: Oh where has my little dog gone?

Hello everyone. I love the Christmas/Holiday exercise idea! I’m definitely going to incorporate those props n give new names to the exercises we do! I do seated chair/wheel chair exercises everyday. I also use Latin, Waltz, Marches, Oldies as a change up. They love ABBA!! Thank you for the holiday ideas!
Karen 28th Aug 2021 Activity Professional

Coloring for Seniors - Mandala - 02

Hi everyone. Its been awhile since I've touched base with you guys! Hope all is well with everyone. I'm working in a new facility and shared Golden Carers with my new Director! She is now a new member! Thank you for all your wonderful shares and activities. We are still wearing masks and shields! Ugh! Greet each day with an open mind and positivity. Thank God for Activity Professionals. Stay safe!

Be kind to one another.
Karen 20th Jun 2021 Activity Professional

11 Garden Club Activities

Hello. Love gardening. We have a beautiful patio with lots of flowers, pansies, hostas, succulents etc. It’s beautifully landscaped with a small stream. I started a garden club. We planted herbs, dill, rosemary, thyme , basil and oregano, tomato plants. Fun!
Karen 2nd Apr 2021 Activity Professional

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Hello to all Activity Professionals. We went back to a full lockdown again. Residents are back into their rooms. So, does anyone have any new activities for residents who are once again having to stay their rooms. Thanking you all in advance.
Karen 3rd Jan 2021 Activity Professional

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Hello all. Thank you Solange for your message. After some research, I learned that celebrating Communion by oneself is done. Some religious stores sell Consecrated Hosts as well. Because of Covid the church has loosened up on protocol. A deacon will be bringing the Consecrated host to outside patio and handing the Pyx to the nurse. The nurse will then bring it to the resident who is a deacon. He can give himself communion and his wife. Only because of Covid he is allowed and also a Non-Catholic can carry the Consecrated Host. I agree with being supportive and understanding. Happy New Year!
Karen 31st Dec 2020 Activity Professional

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Hello to everyone. I need some help! We remain in lockdown. I have several residents who are Roman Catholics and they have not received the Eucharist since March. They watch Mass on TV and do a spiritual communion. How can I receive the Host to bring my resident ( a retired Deacon) and his wife? No priest or Eucharistic minister can enter the building. Trying to follow Catholic protocol and get the host. Any ideas? I’m Catholic as well. Suggestions? Thanku!
Karen 20th Dec 2020 Activity Professional

End of Year Message 2021

Hello to everyone! What a wonderful website that I found back in September! It has added another dimension to my activity program. I love the enthusiasm of all activity professionals out there , like me, who are navigating through some rough waters and need some help along the way. Golden Carers lift my spirit! We are truly in this TOGETHER no matter where we are.
Blessings to all of you! PEACE ON EARTH!
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