Encourage new interests. Promote friendship. Soothe the mind.
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  • Encourage new interests
  • Promote friendships
  • Soothe the mind and the soul


Ask the relatives of 3 residents to buy birdhouses in raw wood; they can be found in produce or hardware stores.


  • Birdhouses
  • Sanding blocks: rough and fine;
  • Paint brushes
  • Colorful paint or clear estapol


Seat residents around a table outdoors and ask them to sand their birdhouse. Encourage them by demonstrating. The rough sanding blocks should be used a few times before starting on the fine sanding blocks.

This activity will take a few sessions - once or twice a week for 20-30 minutes of sanding. Use these opportunities to reminisce and engage men in discussions about past projects and hobbies.

Once the birdhouses are ready, treat with clear estapol or paint in colorful tones.

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Maria 25th Mar 2022 Activities Coordinator
Thank you for an amazing site. I have used many of the activities and the residents really enjoy them.
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