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Recreation and Rehab Manager From British Columbia, Canada

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CGV 1st Jun 2023 Recreation and Rehab Manager


Hi Darla,
In our village, we have a giant world map we fix to the wall, we cover all the indigenous cultures of the world, and place the continent sticky note on each (Eurasia, Africa, ect).
Then we look at the indigenous populations of our own country (Canada); then the First Nations within our own community, of which we have 3 . Then a bit of history about each of our own First Nations.
I have purchased short books from amazon that are included in a program each year on June 21. We also have indigenous community celebrations at 2 local parks. The Independent Living Bus to transport our residents to join in. For our long term care folks, a performance later that week of children and youth jungle dancers and hoop dancers in their regalia.
I have also purchased a buffalo drum from a specialized music store for the sensory experience.
We use youtube on the big screen with our laptop HDMI hookup.
A great amount of background and early morning searching goes into planning and preparing for programs of a diversional nature. I am also able to incorporate Recreation Therapy into these programs for specific needs.

Darla from CGV Canada
CGV 23rd May 2023 Recreation and Rehab Manager

What is Elder Abuse?

Excellent report - should be shared with all staff with education for our Residents well being and care.
CGV 24th Jan 2023 Recreation and Rehab Manager

Positive New Stories: Past Present & Future

Oliver, Thank you for creating !
Excellent research of Good News in the world.
Will be sharing with interested Residents this week.
CGV 11th Jan 2023 Recreation and Rehab Manager

Clothes Peg Game

Great idea for fine motor, managing arthritis of hands and wrists, and competitive natures. Meeting the interventions of physical functioning and social domain.
CGV 11th Jan 2023 Recreation and Rehab Manager

Clothes Peg Game

Great idea for fine motor, arthritis, and competitive natures!
CGV 7th Nov 2022 Recreation and Rehab Manager


Our village has a community companion service. When asked by the companion, they are provided with games, puzzles, and word searches from Golden Carers for their 1-1 visits. In addition to short story books such as Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Coffee Table picture books,
CGV 15th Sep 2022 Recreation and Rehab Manager

15 Ways to get the Participation of your Nursing Team

Good Stuff. re: rewarding staff who go above and beyond: I use the local coffee shop cards for education purposes. Each Tuesday we have an inservice and with the most knowledge brings on a coffee card.
We are also reinstating "employee of the month" . Residents can speak up or families can inform us who stand out above and beyond for their loved one's care. Any/All departments qualify. A little recognition and reward is appreciated.
I love this article, and shared with our Director of Nursing and site manager. I plan to share with Recreation Manger's Team meeting, and with our company media facebook page.
Well done Golden Carers!
CGV 13th Sep 2022 Recreation and Rehab Manager


re: Crooner Music Match Quiz
I created a quiz from your quiz. a slide show quiz of crooner music match. only I added the "who am I" photos to help Residents guess. I thought of also adding part of the tune to sing along to. How would I do this on a separate format ? little snippets of a song?
and I cannot locate my quiz in the saved quizzes - where is it located?
CGV 27th Aug 2022 Recreation and Rehab Manager

10 Sensory Activities for Men

Classic Car Show Sat Sept 17 in our community.
A bus ride to see the car show (Independent Living folks)

A vintage car parade through town driving slowly past the care homes and senior villages takes place each year in the later afternoon.

A vintage car discussion; with the two themed Golden Carers Activities
And coloring vintage and classic car pages: (color pencil, crayon; waterpaints, or oil pastels).

CGV 27th Aug 2022 Recreation and Rehab Manager

Tips for Working With a Challenging Supervisor

Thank You Haley.
I am that supervisor, although not necessarily a difficult one, Your ideas are wonderful starting points to share with a new team member.

As a supervisor/manager, we have expectations from our company or organization as well.

Your ideas presented here today are good to share together so the manager and staff understand each of the roles and duties we must carry out.