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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Programming Ideas “Activities a Sure Bet”


Activities directors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals,here is some great information

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Plan a variety of activities throughout the year to educate and show everyone in 
your homes how your activity department makes “Activities a Sure Bet”  for your 
Elders.
A Sure Bet in keeping traditions.
 Talk with the residents about their family traditions and your 
facility traditions
 Plan reoccurring annual events
A Sure Bet in finding new friends.
 Have a tea,
 Create a “Getting to know you Bingo” (see example)
 Have a staff / Elder scavenger hunt (using activity items as the
objects to find)
 Start a Pen Pal Program with a senior living community in another 
city
 Meet Your Neighbors
A Sure Bet in socializing and trying new things.
 Host a special dinner party serving different kinds of food
 Host a happy hour with different types of drinks
A Sure Bet in serving others.
 Volunteer at an animal shelter or collect items such as cat litter, pet 
food, newspapers for the animal shelter
 Have a food drive for the local food pantry


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