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Lorraine

Elder Care/Activities Director From British Columbia, Canada


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Lorraine 22nd Jan 2023 Elder Care/Activities Director

Word Games

Our folks love this. Our best showing so far was with the word "fireplace". We got 70 words!!!
Lorraine 19th Jan 2023 Elder Care/Activities Director

Armchair Travel to the Philippines

I like to have relevant videos running whilst I gather my resources and make tea and coffee as residents gradually make their way to the activity area in the half hour before we officially start. 

Then, I also try to have another shorter video on some topic pertaining to the theme. I show this at the start of our time whilst residents wrestle their cookie and tea into submission and I gather my wits ;-)

Here are a couple of videos I'm going to use this week for our Tea Time  activity period: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjFzkhrqIZs&ab_channel=touropia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgo14umnNV0&ab_channel=Animalogic
Lorraine 18th Jan 2023 Elder Care/Activities Director

The Philippines Quiz

There is a new president as of June 2022: Bongbong Marcos
Thanks for these great activities! :-)
Lorraine Allenbach 18th Jan 2023 Elder Care/Activities Director

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Relevant video content
Lorraine 18th Jan 2023 Elder Care/Activities Director

Bean Bag Number Toss

I've made an adaptation because of the room I have to work in: Instead of this one set of numbers on paper (I painted them and they are not laminated - cost restrictions), I made two sets plus two extra "50s" and I am taping them together to make a longer strip that can be accessed by all the residents (we have a longer, narrower space).

I'm just working out the kinks, and will try to post a pic.
Lorraine 11th Jan 2023 Elder Care/Activities Director

Bean Bag Number Toss

This is a great, simple idea - what I like is that (almost) all my people can do it - any suggestions for including a lady with Parkinson's who is often 'stuck' and can't make her body toss the bean bag? I do play a game with them sometimes that utilizes large foam dice; these she seems more likely to be able to 'toss' or at least roll off her knees.

Also, since I am on a super-tight budget, I'll probably just paint the numbers on sheets of paper and put them together without taping; although this original version sounds better.
Lorraine 11th Jan 2023 Elder Care/Activities Director

Snippets of Trivia from Switzerland

I'm Swiss, and I know many of the answers, but not all. I don't see an actual answer key, is there one???
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