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Friday, August 21, 2009

What activities and crafts are good for the elderly at a nursing home?

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lululaluau
Aug 14th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

My Mum and Sister both manage "Retirement Flats" and from what they’ve said, if you can find someone who can play the piano or something, that’s a good start. Their old ladies love a good sing-song. I’m sure a lot of the elderly people there will have great sewing skills, so what about making a patchwork quilt together? If each person sews a square then everyone could get involved.

I’ll have to ask my Mum for any more tips.

2 thetiredpostman
Aug 14th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

BINGO!!!!!! without a doubt

3 spensmum
Aug 14th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Bingo always go down well with the elderly, wheelchair / chair excercises, get out the music and have a singalong. When its nice and sunny how about taking some of them out for a walk to the local park. Theres lots of things you could do.

4 xHx
Aug 14th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

knitting
jigsaws
bingo
my aunty used to play the piano for them
painting

5 Rags
Aug 14th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

My Nan lives in sheltered housing and they do a lot of arts and crafts projects. They also have quiz afternoons on general knowledge. A big favourite with them was encaustic art. Abstract stuff is easier when people maybe have poorer eyesight. A history session when they all get to recall their childhood memories is another popular one.

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