Posted 10 March 2004 - 03:41 PM
Posted 10 March 2004 - 03:51 PM
Posted 10 March 2004 - 05:01 PM
Here are a few ideas for assisted living mens groups:
Small Wood working projects
Car talk -get different car magazines and chat about the new cars vs. the old cars.
Golf- if possible install a small putting green on a portion of your outside area.
Horse shoes- if possible install a horse shoe ring outside or purchase an inside horseshoe game.
Basketball-get a swimming pool basketball hoop game,it works well indoors on the floor.
Horseracing-Get an old racing form from an old race and find out the winners and have residents place bets(with fake money) then payout fake money to the winners.
Bowling-Get a bowling set(pins and ball) and set at the end of a hallway in the facility,then have a men against women bowling game,from the other end of the hallway.
Shopping trip-Take the men out to Walmart or other store to get toletries and other private stuff.
Exercise club-Get some small weights(2-5 lbs) and let men work out
Posted 11 March 2004 - 01:48 AM
Other ideas include...
Beer and Chips (check resident diet order)
Watch sports and discuss them.
Hope this helps.. ~`Miguel`~
Posted 11 March 2004 - 01:54 AM
I noticed that you posted this in the 1 on 1 Activity forum are you looking for individual activities?
Posted 11 March 2004 - 12:11 PM
Posted 26 April 2004 - 04:17 AM
Posted 26 April 2004 - 02:16 PM
I have tried this activity too,though I put the fishes in a large metal tub(like the old washing tubs) and put water in it so that the fish float and look pretty real.
The men and women love it!
Posted 13 May 2004 - 04:15 PM
With so many of us having a limited budget, I think these Birdhouses are great!!!
You will need:
1 empty, clean milk carton(1/2 gallon size)for each resident
small wooden dowel
Cut openings on each side of the milk carton.
Paint the milk cartons and let dry.Then glue the popsicle sticks on top of the
milk carton like shingles,one by one.paint if you like.let dry.For the perch,make a
small hole under the openings and slip a wooden dowel through the hole.
Open up the wire hanger and slip through the top of the milkcarton so that you can hang your birdhouse up.
Fill the bottom of the birdhouse with birdseed and put out in a nice spot for your residents to watch the birds.
Posted 19 June 2004 - 10:15 AM
I hope this helps!
Posted 24 July 2004 - 09:47 PM
Posted 25 July 2004 - 07:09 AM
Posted 22 October 2004 - 12:16 AM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 02:06 PM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 09:31 PM
I highly recommend that you provide the men with a once-a-month home cooked breakfast. Nothing brings them together like food. The activity is "men only." You personally (or with the assistance of your volunteers) cook their meal to order. Try fried eggs, sausage links and fried potatoes. They will love you for it. It seems that most of the elderly are big breakfast eaters. This will remind them of those early mornings at home. It also provides a personal touch.
Not only is this a good activity for the men...you may have to do it for the women, too. I've done it for both and even once for the staff. Great results every time.
By the way, let them SEE you cooking their breakfast.
Linda Lucas, AD ;-)