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  1. Barbara, As long as they are from an accredited college and they fall within the Academic Standards for NCCAP that will be fine. Remember that you need an English course as well.
  2. There is a student who is new to the field looking for a Practicum site for her MEPAP1 class. Please contact me at kathyhughes@activitydirector.com. If you would like to be added to the list of Practicum Advisors you can e-mail me as well. Thanks Kathy
  3. There is a student who is new to the field looking for a Practicum site for her MEPAP1 class. Please contact me at kathyhughes@activitydirector.com. If you would like to be added to the list of Practicum Advisors you can e-mail me as well. Thanks Kathy
  4. MEPAP Students organize workshop for their class and you are invited to join them! See you there! Kathy Crawford County Area Activity Professionals Holiday Basket of Tools for Learning Thursday, October 17, 2013-------------------------Saegertown, PA 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM This day is geared for Activity Professionals involved in enhancing the quality of life of individuals. We are pleased to welcome Linda Smith, completed MEPAP 1, Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, PA Becky Larson, completed MEPAP 1, Manchester Commons, Erie, PA Renee Peterson, completed MEPAP 1. Cambridge Springs Rehab Center, Cambridge Springs, PA Pam Schultz, AAC, Wesbury Retirement Center, Meadville, PA Sherry Barzak,ACC, Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, PA Tiffany Leech, licensed nutritionalist , General manager of Roff School Tavern Who should attend? Activity Professionals, Support Staff, Social Workers, Volunteers, Senior Center Directors Agenda: 8:30AM to 9 AM Registration 9AM-10 AM Pinterest-How to Make it Yours 10 AM – 11 AM Up Cycled Holiday Crafts 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Holiday Food Crafts 12:15 PM to 1PM How to Make Virtual Tours 1PM to 1:30 PM Lunch (provided) 1:30 PM- 1:45PM Finishing Virtual Tours 1:45 to 2:45 PM Christmas Around the World 2:45 PM to 3:00 Break 3:00PM to 4:00PM Holiday Mix- ology CCAAP MEMBERS: $30.00 NON MEMBERS $60.00 Participants will receive 6 hours of CE. Participants will receive a certificate of participation for each session attended. ________________________________________________________ Activity Program Workshop Registration Form Name:_______________________ Title:__________________ Facility:__________________________________ Address:_______________________________ City:_________________________ State:____ Zip:______________ Phone:______________________________ Email:___________________________________________ (must be written clearly to get confirmation) Make Checks payable to: CCAAP, return registration form and mail payment to: Sherry Barzak Crawford County Care Center, 20881 St. Hwy 198, Saegertown, PA 16433 (814) 763-2445 DEADLINES FOR REGISTRATIONS: Crawford County Care Center Saegertown, PA October 9th Hope to meet some ADN MEPAP Students there! Kathy
  5. Join Pinterest for Bulletin Board ideas. Join me and ADN for ideas galore! http://pinterest.com/kateh201/boards/ http://pinterest.com/aduniversity/ Kathy
  6. Here are some links for your 4th of July Celebrations this year! Enjoy! 4th of July Bingo Cards to print off http://www.4thofjulybingocards.com/ http://www.makoodle.com/4th-of-july-bingo/ http://www.bingocardprinter.com/bingo_july_4.php Word search free software http://www.wordsearchprinter.com/index.php 4th of July Games and Info http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fourth-of-july/ http://resources.kaboose.com/games/july4.html Kathy
  7. If the sky is the limit....how about a trip to Lake Tahoe? Rent a cabin (or heck get a penthouse in one of the casino's) See a show do some gambling and then a gourmet dinner for all. Over night trips are fun, especially with Independent Living!
  8. ADN now offers a Pre-MEPAP Course that is NCCAP pre-approved for 30 clock hours. This course along with the MEPAP1 and MEPAP2 allows individuals who are interested in becoming a Certified Activity Professional to become "Provisionally" certified through NCCAP. If you are thinking of changing careers and always wanted to serve the elderly this path created by ADN is the ticket. For additional information go to: http://www.activitydirector.org/classroom/ for additional information. Your activities career can start right here!
  9. I love getting bulletin board decorations from here: http://www.trendenterprises.com/home.cfm you can also find them at Teacher Supply stores in your area. There are borders for all seasons and ideas! Do a search for all sorts of themes http://www.trendenterprises.com/product_searchresults_New.cfm?Keywords=&ThisLevel1=Product+Category&Level1=ThisLevel1&ThisLevel2=Trimmers+and+Borders&Order=i.rank Kathy
  10. What Is a Resident Council What Is the Purpose of RC? Serve the residents –consider how they feel –separate your personal feelings from the issues Communicate needs of Residents to HA representative Plan and Promote activities Serve the community Job Descriptions of Officer lGeneral Duties: –Attend all Resident Council (RC) meetings (held Monthly) –attend and/or assist with the Resident functions throughout the year –officers may receive $10.00 per month for attending Resident Council functions from the GHA Operating Subsidy funds provided by HUD if the council agrees to these payments President lServe as a leader to Council Officers & Residents lDevelop meeting agendas lConducts monthly meetings lDivide duties among council members lOversees council activities lServe as liaison between residents & GHA lPresent and follow-up on RC concerns to GHA lHost meetings for GHA’s Board of Commissioners lReports council’s activities to the Residents & GHA l Maintains the Operating Subsidy expenses documentation and reconciliation Vice President lWork closely with President lHelp oversee council activities lConduct meetings in case of the President's absence lOversee special event committees, i.e., National Night Out, Community Fair and Resident Council activities Secretary lKeep minutes of all RC meetings lReport previous meeting minutes at the start of each RC meeting lCoordinates the advertisement for meetings and special events held at the development, i.e., creating and posting flyers as well as contacting GHA to promote publicity Treasurer lRecord & document expenses made by the RC lMaintain documentation on all expenditures, (except the Operating Subsidy expenses, which are maintained by the President) lStaple receipts to the official record of expenditures & report the financial status monthly lIssues reimbursements for council spending lOversee fundraising efforts Sergeant at Arms lKeep order at all meetings & functions of the RC lSits at the sign-in table the beginning of the meeting & function ensuring everyone signs lMakes sure everyone is aware of various committees, refreshment & other activities lDuring the meeting, discretely remind anyone to be quiet while someone is talking lSets up meeting room Qualities of a Good Leader lListens more than speaks lWithhold judgment until you have all the facts lSupports the majority even when not agreeing lRespect other RC members, treat as equals lSeek out opportunities to serve lLooks for ways to better the organization lRealize that you DO NOT have all the answers lOthers have something to contribute Effective Communication lWhat is 2 and 3 way communication –A way of interacting with other to insure that all involved are clearly Understood lALWAYS LOOK AT THE PERSON YOU ARE TALKING TO lCONFIRM WHAT YOU HEARD lTHEY EITHER CONFIRM OR CORRECT YOU lALWAYS REMBER TO TAKE NOTES Document, Document, Document All problems that are needing specific attention need to be documented in proper format lState who you are and who you represent lGive up to date contact information Name, address,phone, email, fax, etc lBe accurate when stating problem – (do not add personal feelings) lGive options to fix problems become part of the solution lAlways thank them for their time – you are grateful and respect their time lLet them know you are expecting a reply - It’s important to you and your group lSend copies to all interested parties lcc: carbon copy. Found on Internet Our Online Classes Start the first Tuesday of every month. http://www.activitydirector.org
  11. Student Name: Dawn Kimble Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #1 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: Men’s Blue Hat Length of Program: 1 hour Supplies/Materials Needed: A. Blue baseball caps D. scrap books B. coffee/tea and snack E. photos C. history books F. deck of cards Goals: 1. Socialization of male population 2. Brainstorm session to discuss future discussion topics and events. 3. card playing for those who enjoy after the meeting. Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): X Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style X Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape ___ _____________________________________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Good Afternoon Gentlemen! Frank has come here today to meet with the Men’s Blue Hat Group. As you know, the ladies are having their Red Hat’s meeting today and we will not be outdone! Frank will have an interesting topic to share with you today. Enjoy your visit! Program: Task 1: Provide Men’s group with coffee, tea and donuts. Task 2: Make introductions. Task 3: Discuss “history of Canton’s Farms†and show photos. Task 4: Ask questions related to farming, history and ask where everyone is from. Task 5: Brainstorm ideas for outings, future topics or entertainments. Task 6: Thank everyone for attending. Conclusion Script: Thank you gentlemen for attending the 2nd annual Blue Hat’s Group. I am grateful for all of your knowledge and conversation. We will be planning to attend the Madrid Antique Farm Museum next month. I hope all of you will attend. We will also be planning our fishing trip and fish fry at the next meeting! Number of Participants: 10 Group Leader: Dawn Kimble, Activity Director Meeting led by Frank XYZ, volunteer Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #2 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: Men’s dinner party Length of Program: 1.5 hours Supplies/Materials Needed: A. pot roast, oven browned potatoes, string beans D. B. dinner rolls, strawberry shortcake, coffee,tea, N/A beer E. C. Lawrence Welk Dinner Music F. Goals: 1. To engage the men in conversation while enjoying a “manly†meal. 2. Men from SNF and Assisted Living program can meet and share interests, sports talk etc. 3. A “surprise†visit from the men’s barbershop group will provide live entertainment post dinner. Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): X Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style X Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape ___ _____________________________________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Hello! I am so glad you have all accepted this dinner invitation. We have wanted to get you all together so you could meet and share conversation. I would like to introduce you to each other at this time. I hope you all enjoy your meal! Your servers will be Dan and Jordan. Program: Task 1: Make introductions. Ask the gentlemen what they would like to drink. Task 2: Encourage conversation discuss hobbies, sports, fishing, job experiences Task 3: Clear the table, prepare for dessert Task 4: Introduce the “surprise†music from the Goldenaires! Task 5: Ask the men if they would enjoy singing along Task 6: Thank everyone for coming to dinner. Conclusion Script: I hope you have found this evening pleasurable. If you would like to do this again, feel free to suggest a menu or an entertainment you might like to enjoy. Thank you Goldenaires for your wonderful entertainment! Number of Participants: 12 Group Leader: Dawn Kimble, Activity Director Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #3 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: Fishing and Picnic Length of Program: 2 hours Supplies/Materials Needed: A. fishing poles, tackle box, bait D. chairs B. sunscreen E. picnic basket C. hats F. camera Goals: 1. To enrich the lives of the men in their interest of fishing 2. To provide male socialization 3. to catch many fish, take photos and enjoy a picnic outdoors Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): X Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style ___ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape Arrange chairs along the dock ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Are you ready for some fishing? We’ve packed an awesome lunch, the weather is perfect; let’s go get those fish! I will introduce you to each other on the way; the fish await! Program: Task 1: Pack bus with all of the supplies. Don’t forget the lunch or fishing license! Task 2: Gather men, load bus. Does everyone have all they need? Task 3: Arrive at the dock on the St. Lawrence River, arrange chairs, set up fishermen. Task 4: Sunscreen and hats for all. Task 5: Fish for 45-60 minutes. Task 6: Enjoy picnic lunch, head for home. Conclusion Script: I am sure glad I brought the camera with me! We sure did catch a lot of fish! Did you all have a wonderful time? What? You want to go again tomorrow? I am happy you all had a wonderful time! Number of Participants: 10 Group Leader: Dawn Kimble, Activity Director
  12. Student Name: Yelena Yelizarov Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #1 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: _____Wood Shop –Making Bird House Length of Program: ___45mins- several times to complete in full________ Supplies/Materials Needed: A. Pre-cut bird houses D. Lacquer/Glaze B. Glue E. Sand Paper C. Paint F. Clamps Goals: 1. Enjoy Hand on activity 2. Work with tools 3. Create a finished bird house ready to use. Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): _x__ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure _x__ __anouncement_______ ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style _x_ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape ___ _____________________________________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Welcome, today we will be Constructing, Designing, and painting our own personal Bird House. This will require a few days of work due to drying of glue, paint and glaze. Most of you have shown interest in working with your hand so here you will be able to craft and use tool. At the end of the project we will have a vote from all our clients on the best birdhouse. The clients will vote on the birdhouse that is the best constructed and aesthetically pleasing. Program: Task 1: Sand Bird house pieces Task 2: Paint bird house pieces Task 3: Lacquer/ Glaze Bird House pieces Task 4: Glue Pieces together Task 5: Present to the rest of the clients to vote on Task 6: Winner gets some tools, and bag of bird seed. Conclusion Script: All your bird houses came out amazing, I am glad to see everyone really enjoyed this project and we will think of more in the future that are similar. Congratulations to our winner! Discuss what everyone will do with their bird house, will you give them to family as gifts or hang them outside your house? Number of Participants: ____5-10________ Group Leader: __Activity Person/ Handy Man___________________________________ Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #2 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: ___Games Club__________________________________________ Length of Program: __45 minutes- twice a week____ Supplies/Materials Needed: A. Several Board Games(can be donated by family members) D. Prizes for monthly competitions B. Several Decks of Cards E. Tables/ Chairs C. Books on Playing new games F. Goals: 1. Socialize 2. Enjoy a variety of games, and competitions 3. Keep mind active through playing games Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): ___ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure __x_ _anouncement___ ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style _x_ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape ___ _____________________________________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Welcome everyone to Games Club, we meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 2. Please feel free to grab whichever game you want to play. In the left corner we will be introducing a few new games if your interested. (every week Tuesdays introduce a new game clients don’t currently play) Every last Thursday of the month we hold a different competition and the winner will get a prize. Program: Task 1: Have everyone start playing games Task 2: make sure everyone is playing fairly Task 3: Have each game keep score to make it more competitive Task 4: Have clients interested learn new games Task 5: Task 6: Conclusion Script: Hope everyone enjoyed the games, and we will meet again in a few days. Number of Participants: __10-12_______ Group Leader: _____Activity Person________________________________ Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #3 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: __Old Local Car Show____________________________ Length of Program: __2 hours_________ Supplies/Materials Needed: A. Transportation D. Digital Camera(to take pictures of residents) B. Water Bottles and Snacks E. C. Schedule of Local Car Shows F. Goals: 1. Enjoy looking and finding out new things about cars 2. Go out and interact with people out side the center 3. Have fun Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): _x_ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure _x_ Anouncement_____ ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style ___ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape ___ _____________________________________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Today we are going to visit a local old car show, where many collectors will be showing their historic cards. As you look around at the historic cars please take note of your favorite cars, and why. Make sure to let me or our other participating staff to take pictures of you especially with your favorite car. Lets all have fun! Program: Task 1: Drive there Task 2: Have everyone look around at cars Task 3: Have water, and snack Task 4: Socialize, look around at cars some more, talk to owners. Task 5: Take pictures Task 6: Drive back to center Conclusion Script: Talk about who enjoyed which cars and why. Which was your favorite, did you talk to the owner? Did any of you ever own cars for enjoyment? Number of Participants: ___10-15___ Group Leader: _____activity person, volunteers
  13. Linda Richardson Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #1 Group Title: Night at the Races Length of Program: 60 minutes Supplies/Materials Needed: A. Old Horse racing video, screen D. betting table B. Volunteer (Preferably a male) speaker who can speak about the race. E. dry erase board C. funny money F. karaoke machine Goals: 1. To encourage men to interact with one another 2. To offer an activity in which men can interact and be a part of. 3. Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): __x_ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ Room Setup: __x_ Theater Style ___ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape ___ _____________________________________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Good evening, we are going to provide you with $20 dollars each of funny money. We have a list of horses up for racing in several horse race videos. In the first race we have the following horses racing . . . Please choose your horse and someone will be around to take your bets. the minimal bet is $1 funny money. Program: Task 1: Set up the video Task 2: Write on the dry erase board who is racing (I make up horse names) Task 3: Set up the karaoke machine and instruct the speaker to say who is in what position throught the race and announce the winner at the end. Task 4: Have the men residents pick a horse to bet on. Have the men place bets Task 5: Play the video and have the announcer call the race Task 6: Provide the residents who picked the winning horse their money. Conclusion Script: Thank you for coming to the Horse race event tonight. I hope you had a good time. Number of Participants: ____20________ Group Leader: Linda Richardson Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #2 Group Title: Golf Putting practice Length of Program: 45 minutes Supplies/Materials Needed: A. Putter mat D. area to putt B. Putter E. C. golf balls F. Goals: 1. To practice golf putting skills 2. To offer an activity that men usually partake in. 3. Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): __x_ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style ___ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape __x Large room in rows for male residents to watch and to have a space for the resident to participate._ _____________________________________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Hello fellow golfers. Today, I brought this mat to practice our putting skills in golf. How many remember how to hold a putter? Okay, I am going to have each of you practice your gold swing one at a time. Program: Task 1: set up putting range Task 2: escort male residents to the activity area. Task 3: Assist the putter if needed and place the ball on the putter for the resident to swing at the golf ball. Task 4: All each resident to put the golf ball Task 5: Ask the residents if they have fond memories of golfing or favorite places to golf. Task 6: Thank everyone for coming to the activity. Conclusion Script: Thank you for coming to the golf putting range. I hope you enjoyed this activity. Does anyone have any suggestions for next time? Would anyone be interested in going to a driving range or go miniature golfing sometime? Number of Participants: 10 Group Leader: Linda Richardson Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #3 Group Title: Things in the garage Length of Program: 40 minutes Supplies/Materials Needed: A. objects that are found in the garage D. car license B. tools, E. gloves C. stool F. Goals: 1. To reminisce about what men would do in the garage. 2. To show some of the items that might be found in a garage. 3. Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): __x_ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style ___ Table Set-up ___ Circle __x_ Horseshoe Shape ___ _____________________________________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Hello. I have found some items that we may find in a garage. Does anyone here like to tinker? well today I found some items that you might be interested in. Program: Task 1: Borrow and collect items that could be found in a garage. Task 2: Set up a display of items that are typically found in a garage Task 3: Invite men residents to come to the activity Task 4: Have the residents sit where they can see the items. Task 5: Show each item and discuss each item with the residents. Task 6: Provide time for residents to hold and touch the items. Conclusion Script: Thank you for coming. Are there items that are not here that you had in your garage? Next time I have an activity of different auto mobiles. Number of Participants: 20 Group Leader: Linda Richardson
  14. Here are some ideas from the January MEPAP Class for Mens Activities. Please share your ideas here! Student Name: Kathy Bellinger Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #1 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: ___March Madness _Hoops ‘N Hops_____________________________________________ Length of Program: ___1.5 hours________ Supplies/Materials Needed: A. Large screen TV in separate room D. foam #1 fingers in team colors/ pom- poms B. Non-alcoholic Beer/soda E. signs ( go team)/ whistles( for those refs) C. Pretzels and chips/cheese crackers F. Goals: 1. Bring men together in “noisy “atmosphere of comraderie 2. Remember when members of the group played sports 3. promote a sense of belonging-to teams, friends, home Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): _x__ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure Room Setup: __x_ Theater Style with snack tables ___ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape Welcoming / Introduction Script: Good afternoon guys- we will be watching March Madness- who can tell me what that is- we have 3 games on today so you may come and go as you please. Support your team by using any of the props we have. There are refreshments –Lets Go Program: Task 1: Create Invites and deliver Task 2: Gather schedule of games and teams playing Task 3: Gather props in team colors Task 4: Purchase or make snacks Task 5: Make space around TV- for chairs, recliners etc Task 6: Make sure TV reception and sound are working!! Conclusion Script: Thanks for coming – would you like to do this again? If so We will meet again next week for the next round. Number of Participants: _10-12___________ Group Leader: _____Any aide who is a basketball nut!______________________________ Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #2 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: ______BBQ Class____________ Length of Program: __1 hour_________ Supplies/Materials Needed: A. BBQ Grill D. Picnic area/tables B. Meat/ veggies to cook on grill E. Drinks/ C. Utensils to cook and eat F. various BBQ sauces/ resident recipes Goals: 1. Assist group in cooking on grill using their expertise/recipes 2. Build relationship with other grillers/ reminisce about grilling 3. Get group outside Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): __x_ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure Room Setup: ___ Theater Style __x_ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape Welcoming / Introduction Script: Fellow – welcome – we will be grilling using your secret recipes for sauces etc. Then we will have lunch here on the patio. We are here to help – lets grill Program: Task 1: Get favorite recipes/ meats from men before day of event. Gather supplies to make sauces/marinades. Task 2: Get groceries as requested. Gather utensils. Par boil chicken/ other meat . Task 3: Set up grill, (check gas) or light charcoal Task 4: Gather residents, wheel those who need. Get aides to help. Task 5: Cook, talk with men, ask about their best meal- eat (puree if needed) Task 6: Clean up- thank everyone who helped Conclusion Script: Thank You for sharing your secret recipes with us today. There will be leftovers in the fridge just ask for them. Would you like to do this again? Number of Participants: __10-12__________ Group Leader: ___________The best griller in the place_____________________________ Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #3 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: _____Stock Car Races________________ Length of Program: ___Evening________ Supplies/Materials Needed: A. Transportation to Races D. B. Tickets/ money for tickets and refreshments E. C. Extra help from aides F. Goals: 1. Get men out of the home! 2. Community inclusion 3. Good Time Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): __x_ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure Room Setup: ___ Theater Style ___ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape _x__ _No room__________________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: We are going out – does everyone have a jacket, cushion ( etc. for the weather)WE WILL BE TAKING THE BUS . Get comfortable –we will be there in 15 mins. We will all be sitting together, and we will help you if you need to use the restroom. Program: Task 1: Get info on stock car races, times, cost, safety areas, etc. Task 2: Arrange for bus and driver, extra aides, tickets Task 3: Assist men to seats, show where rest room is, concessions Task 4: Enjoy Task 5: Count men as they get on bus making sure you have everyone( aides too) Return home Task 6: Get everyone back to rooms, put away gear. Conclusion Script: We hope everyone had a good time- did you like the crash on the 4th turn? We will get you back to your rooms and have a good night! Number of Participants: _____8-10_______ Group Leader: ___________Any aide who likes the noise___________ Student Name: Bethany Dinh Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #1 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: ___Bowling Night ______________________________________________________________________ Length of Program: __30min_________ Supplies/Materials Needed: A. Bowling balls and pins D. B. volunteers E. C. F. Goals: 1. To encourage men to have their own time 2. To being active 3. Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): ___ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ ___ ______________________ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style ___ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape _x__ _Open Space ____________________________________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Welcome to the Men Bowling Night. All Men are welcome! Program: Task 1: Set up bowling balls and pins Task 2: Schedule volunteers to come in to help Task 3: Invite men residents to join Task 4: Clear a space for the game Task 5: Start the game and enjoy Task 6: Conclusion Script: We hope you had a great time! Let us know what you like to do next and schedule another fun men night. Number of Participants: ___5_________ Group Leader: _______________________________________________________________________ Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #2 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: _____Battle of the Men______________________________________ Length of Program:1hr Supplies/Materials Needed: A. putt putt golf D. trivia B. magnetic darts/dartboard E. hoop shoot C. ring toss F. bucket toss Goals: 1. Bring out the competitive side of the men 2. Encourage them to participate and be active 3. Stimulate their minds Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): ___ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure X__ _Personal reminder___ X_ __Flyer___ X_ _Include on calendar__ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style ___ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape X_ __scattered seating___________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Hello gentlemen! Today we are having a ‘Battle of the Men’ competition. You guys are going to participate in a variety of games including ring toss, closest to the bulls eye, hoop shoot, putt putt golf, bucket toss and trivia. Each challenge is worth points. Whoever earns the most points after finishing all the challenges will be crowned the winner! Program: Task 1: Be sure to set up for activity and different stations in advance Task 2: Thoroughly explain each station to all participants Task 3: Get started! Be sure to assists those who need it Task 4: Announce 3rd runner up, second runner up, and the winner. Give out prizes. Task 5: Clean up. Task 6: Remind group of upcoming activities. Conclusion Script: Congratulations to our 3rd runner-up,_______________, our 2nd runner-up, ____________________, and our grand champion, _____________________! Here are your prizes along with your bragging rights! I had a blast and you all were awesome! Thanks for coming. We’ll have to do this again some time. Don’t forget we have happy hour coming up at 3:30PM. If you enjoyed this activity, be sure to stay tuned to your activity calendar. We are always doing something fun. See you later! Number of Participants: _20-30 Group Leader: _______________________________________________________________________ Group Planning Tool – Men’s Activity #3 This tool is to assist you in developing a group program using the information that you have researched to meet the needs and interests of your residents. Group Title: ___Group Trivia for Men______________________________________ Length of Program: _1hr___ Supplies/Materials Needed: A. sports trivia D. etc B. war trivia E. C. fishing trivia F. Goals: 1. Encourage teamwork 2. Stimulate their minds 3. Encourage participation Marketing Tool (please attach copy to form): ___ Invitation ___ Table Tent ___ Brochure X_Personal Invitation _X ___Include on calendar___ _X __Announcement____ Room Setup: ___ Theater Style ___ Table Set-up ___ Circle ___ Horseshoe Shape X_ __scattered seating__________ ___ _____________________________________ Welcoming / Introduction Script: Hello everyone! Today I will be breaking you guys in pairs so go ahead and pick a partner. You guys will be working as a team today and will be coming up with your own, individualized team name! That ought to be very interesting! We will be doing a variety of trivia categories and the group to accumulate the most amount of correct answers wins this awesome bag of goodies. First, I’m going to pass out some drinks and snacks and let you get to know your partner. We’ll get started in about 15 minutes so put on your thinking caps! Program: Task 1: Be sure to set up room in advance. Task 2: Thoroughly explain activity to all participants Task 3: Have them select partners. Assists those who need it. If there is an odd number, consider breaking them up into 3’s or 4’s. Also, have them create a team name. Task 4: Trivia time! Be sure to keep track of all of their scores Task 5: Tally up scores and announce winning group! Task 6: Clean up time! Also, remind residents of upcoming events. Conclusion Script: Wow! That was a close call. In 3rd place is Team ______________. Sneaking past them, in 2nd place is Team ______________. Coming out on top, in 1st place is…Congratulations to Team ______________! You win this awesome prize bag full of goodies. All of you guys did great! That was a lot of fun and I look forward to doing that again sometime. Keep in mind that we have Bunco at 2:00PM in the Game Room. Hope to see you there! Number of Participants: _20-30__ Group Leader: Activity Director/Assistants
  15. The residents of the nursing home who were evacuated this past week due to the explosion in Texas are in need of clothing. Here is a link for more information: http://txhca.org/blog/donate-blood-to-help-the-people-of-west-texas/ Please keep these residents in your thoughts and prayers. Kathy
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