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Matthew

Activities Coordinator From England, United Kingdom


5 Activities


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Matthew Howard 25th Jan 2023 Activities Coordinator

Food & Drink Reminiscing

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Memories: Food & Drink
Matthew Howard 25th Jan 2023 Activities Coordinator

Way of Life in Different Places Discussion

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Memories: Backgrounds, Today.
Matthew Howard 17th Jan 2023 Activities Coordinator

Excursions Reminiscing

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Memories: Vintage Vistas
Matthew Howard 29th Dec 2022 Activities Coordinator

How To Make Art Fun!

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: How To Make Art Fun!
Matthew Howard 29th Dec 2022 Activities Coordinator

Self-Expression Through Poetry

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Memories: Making Sense of Our Life in Poetry
Matthew 18th Aug 2022 Activities Coordinator

Armchair Travel to England

Thank you for all these Armchair Travel resources. The residents I work with have loved every session and always comment on how they enjoyed it!
Matthew 6th Jul 2021 Activities Coordinator

Armchair Travel to Japan

Thank you for this session plan- I will be using it tomorrow!!

It may also be worth downloading an app or finding a website that will teach some basic Japanese words and how to pronounce them. :)
Matthew 30th Mar 2021 Activities Coordinator

Forum

Hi,

I have started a singing group with residents and they enjoy it a lot.

I have an account with Spotify (Apple Music or YouTube would also be sufficient) and I play songs over a bluetooth speaker. I prepare lyric sheets (just search Google for the lyrics) and print them off for residents so they can sing along if they do not know the song.

Alternatively there are some great compilation albums on CD with you can buy from Amazon etc., with different styles of music, and play these on an ordinary CD player and prepare lyric sheets etc.

Also, if you check YouTube there are loads of videos with music and lyrics that you could play for residents. This would depend on having a smart TV or a laptop you can link up to a TV with an HDMI cable.

Something I have found helpful is having a theme each week, such as country music, musicals, 60's, 70's, etc.

I also have in mind to get some basic instruments for residents to use.

Hope that helps.
Matthew 10th Feb 2021 Activities Coordinator

Armchair Travel to France

Thank you for the detailed session plan - it definitely beats just showing a travel documentary!
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