5 Free Resources for Activity Planners
As an Activity Coordinator, I definitely know how it is to work under a budget and as a former teacher, I know how it is to work with practically no budget too! So I’ve compiled a short list (I’m sure I’ll add to as I think of them) of some free resources that any Activity Coordinator or Director can use. 1.http://www.supercoloring.com Website for drawing tutorials and printer friendly coloring sheets. The drawing tutorials in particular have been well received in my activities. 2.http://www.youtube.com Why is YouTube great? You can find literally almost any kind of videos. There are simulated travel videos, my group loves these, you can travel to so…
Earth Day Bingo Game
Earth Day Bingo Game Download! For Earth Day we will be showing a PBS Documentary “The National Parks, America’s Best Idea” with green punch and popcorn. Later we will have a presentation from some local bee keepers about the process of making Honey and the importance of bees to our ecosystem. Lastly, we will have a fun night of EARTH Bingo Games, winners will receive a cute potted plant! Free Download Below!
April 2019 Senior Activities Calendar
Includes ideas for exercise classes, socials, seasonal crafts, games, trivia and more! Download below, Enjoy!!
5 Ways to Prevent or Prolong the Onset of Alzheimer’s
Just Some Quick Background about the Genetics/causes of the Disease There is an undoubtable link between genetics and Alzheimer’s disease. In looking at genetic studies about diseases and risk factors, 2 categories are important, risk genes and deterministic genes (https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-alzheimers/causes-and-risk-factors). Risk genes make someone more likely to develop the disease, an increased risk but not a guarantee. Deterministic genes cause the disease, flat out, if you have these particular type of genes for a certain disease, you are guaranteed to have or develop the disease. The great news is that according to www.alz.org, less than 1% of all cases of Alzheimer’s Disease are caused by deterministic genes. That means that…
St. Patrick’s Day Word Games
Just one more bit of St. Patty’s Day fun for you and your crew! Enjoy!
LUCKY Bingo Game!
Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, we are keeping things simple and fun with a good themed bingo game. We will do our game after dinner at 6:00, serve a good Irish beer and some cute sugar cookies to snack on. Free to Download, Enjoy!
Mardi Gras Word Puzzles
Please enjoy this free download of Mardi Gras themed word puzzles for your residents to enjoy. I will be incorporating mine into a Coffee and King Cake Social next week. Download link below
Mardi Gras Bingo Game
My residents really enjoyed our HEART bingo game last month, so we are spicing things up again with MARDI Bingo! To amp things up, we are going to pass out beads at the door and serve King Cake/Punch. Hope your sweet residents enjoy this fun game! Free download below 🙂
15 Inspirational Quotes to Encourage Caregivers
Everyone needs some encouragement sometimes, especially in care-giving. It can be such a thankless and unnoticed job. I hope each of you know that you are absolute heroes. You provide meaning and enjoyment and dignity to the lives of our seniors. Thank you for all you do. I hope these encouraging quotes warm your hearts and renew your strength.
March Senior Activities Calendar
March is a very busy month for Activity Planners, included are craft ideas and party ideas for Mardi Gras, St. Patricks Day and more! Free to Download, link below