Speed Friendshipping Activity: Forging Friendships in Senior Living Communities
In the world of senior living communities, building connections and nurturing relationships among residents and staff are key to a fulfilling and enriching experience. Enter “Speed Friendshipping,” a playful twist on traditional speed dating, designed to help seniors form friendships rather than seeking romantic partners. This innovative product, tailor-made for activity directors in senior living communities, offers a delightful way to promote socialization and enhance the quality of care. In this blog post, we’ll dive into how Speed Friendshipping revolutionizes social interactions, fosters staff-resident connections, and elevates the overall care experience. Creating Bonds through Speed Friendshipping: Speed Friendshipping serves as a catalyst for seniors to forge bonds and develop meaningful…
Easy Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt is a twist on the classic Easter Egg Hunt. You can make this very silly & fun or very grown up, all depending on the prizes you choose. This prize key uses money because my group likes to play Bingo with dimes, so this was the most appealing prize for them. Feel free to use it as a guide and change up the prizes however you’d like! You could do Bingo Bucks or prizes from the Dollar Store with each Egg representing a different prize. Simply download the link below and enjoy! Instructions are included in the download.
St. Patrick’s Day Fact or Fake Trivia Game
This is a fun and interactive trivia game I play with my seniors and they love it! They love to see if they can tell if I’m telling something true or made up. I love to see the surprise on their faces when they find out what is Fact and what is Fake. How to play: First download the free packet, link located below the picture. After downloading the packet, go ahead and make however many signs you need. I created the sign in such a way that you shouldn’t even have to cut it out, you can just fold it in half and secure it with tape. You can…
September 2019 Activity Calendar
September is a month we say goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall! This calendar has a lot of really fun Fall crafts and activities to celebrate the new season. Download below, enjoy!
August Activity Calendar
August is a month to enjoy the last bit of summer before we welcome the fall. Here are some highlights from our August Calendar: *We are organizing a Back to School Supplies Drive for our local schools. *Watermelon Social & Games *Wellness Festival *Making Vinyl Record Clocks *Making Picture Puzzles This calendar also includes 9 socials/parties, 6 crafts, 14 exercise ideas and more! Download Below:
Space Activity Packet
In honor of National Moon Day, July 20th 2019, I have created some fun games to share. Because National Moon Day falls on a weekend this year, I created these with intent to leave on our activity table in our main room for my residents to enjoy independently. I also left a basket of MoonPie cookies, because it was just too cute not to. Included in the download are: Space themed Picture Find, Word in a Word, Word Scramble and Word Search. I intended these for independent fun, however, these would be great for some occupational therapy or one-on-one sessions. Hope you enjoy!
At The Beach Activity Packet
Included: Picture Find – in 3 different difficulty levels, great for one on one sessions with Alzheimer’s or patients with disabilities Word Find – always a hit for all Word Scramble – great challenge for those who enjoy brain games Download here:
BEACH Bingo Game!
How do you make a regular Bingo night more fun? Make it themed! This is BEACH Bingo, I’ve made 50 cards, plus a blank one just in case. To amp up the fun, I will be decorating the tables with some beach themed items I had in our storage. I did find some of what I have on Amazon, so I linked it below the Bingo game. I will be serving blue punch with plastic fish ice cubes floating in it to represent the ocean. For snacks, we will have goldfish (classic I know) served in a beach pail, a SMORE station and watermelon pops. I’m keeping it simple with…
July Activity Calendar
Here is my July 2019 Activity Calendar for seniors. There are many exercise class options, craft ideas, games, socials/party ideas and more! This is meant to help other Activity Directors and Planners save some time and gather some fresh ideas for their assisted living and senior care facilities. This month in America celebrates 4th of July, I have included craft, social and music activity ideas for this holiday. Please check out my Pinterest Page https://www.pinterest.com/lovelaughandbingo/ for more ideas of Fourth of July party decorations and snacks! Also, I’ll be posting some July themed trivia, word games, BEACH Bingo and more, so keep your eye out for those! What are you…
June Activity Calendar for Seniors
Includes many ideas for crafts, exercise classes, socials, games and more! To download click the link below!