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ACTVITIES FOR SENIOR HOMES

Besides Bingo can you suggest activities and games for Seniors who live in Senior Housing Facilities?

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@mimi0000 

That is a really good question and I will try to ponder it but do you have any sort of "abilities" ranking for the "Senior Housing Facilities" - there are many different types

  • independent Living
  • Assisted Living with different degrees and needs for assistance
  • Nursing Homes - again with different degrees and needs for assistance

For those who can - there are simple charades.  The category can be as easy or as hard, as generalized or specific, as the crowd can muster. 

 

What about paring up in smaller groups for a game of Concentration - matching items together.

 

Movement programs can be designed for those that can follow directions even those that must sit while performing -

 

When my Mom was in a Memory Care Unit - they would sit each resident that could hopefully participate around a solid big table and push a very light weight beach ball into play - residents would just knock it back and forth.  This also helped the staff watch who was participating or not as a measurement of scale in each one's assessment.

 

When my Mom was in Independent Living - all kinds of crafts were done - they once made tissue paper flowers- some on stems and other just big - the staff placed them around the 12 floors of the complex for a specific time period. 

 

It just all depends on the seniors,  their independent abilities, their interest. 

It's Always Something . . . . Roseanna Roseannadanna
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thank you

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