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  1. I found the best fun exercise video ever. My seniors LOVE it. The website is enasco and its located under senior activities. Fitness video is called Chair Dancing. Get the one called Around the World. You will need small colored plates and the fitness lady uses the plaes in some of her videos. The Around the World is super fun and my seniors love it so much they want one for themselves to do at home. We did the Dancing through the Decades but that seem to be a little fast pace even for my higher fuctioning seniors. The cost is $17.95 and there's shipping and handeling. The website shipping and handeling is a little expensive for some items I ordered but the DVD was worth it.
  2. I also work for a Day Center program and I have Crayons Makers Pencils Word Search Printout Coloring Print out (Holidays and everyday stuff) soft balls for exercise Theraband musicial instrments Glue Scissors Color pencils Small bins like for shoes but fill them up with supplies to save space Paint paint brushes construction paper embellihments magazines BINGO CARDS Dominoes Cheakers Monopoly Uno Reminisence Books Old Movies Old Song bulletin Board trim for your calendar There's more but my hand is tired. What I do also is I when to the Dollar Store and got size flower vases and depending on the season or holiday I cover the vases with ModPodge and cover the vases with tissue paper. Valentines and Christmas Red Vases. I also get fake flowers for example Valentines I had red roses and on the tips i put glitter. St Patty day I have Green vases and green and white flowers. I was show by a senior to pull the lower wires down so when you filp it over they stay in the vase instead of cutting the wire or buying single ones. flowers make the room look nicer even if they are FAKE. Hope that helps you out. Good Luck. I have more ideas so just ask and I'll send..haha
  3. Hey does anyone have their Policy and Procedures for their activity department? I've been asked to update ours. I'm updating the Recreation Services so if any one can help me out I would be so happy. I have $ main ones 1) The recreational activity program shall.... 2) Recreation program activites may include but not be limited to... 3) Recreation modalities or intervention techniques may include... 4) Each Center shall provide space that... THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE
  4. Hello, I need help. I work in a Day Center and on Wednesday's I have changed the day to serve low-functioning seniors. Monday-friday we are all seniors and out low-funtioning seniors where not getting the 1;1 and attention they deserve. So we have had already completed 2 Wednesday's alreayd and I'm trying to get the CNA's involved in helping out. Also the Management wants them involved too. We only have 30 seniors that day and 9 CNA's 2 of them are Escorts for outside appoinments...so 7 CNA's in the Day Center. They are LOUD, yelling across the room and some just sit there not doing anything. I kkep telling them to sit at a table and what ever activity I'm doing just so the same at their table. They prefer to sit 3 workers together and 1 senior. My typical Wednesday is 9am -coffee social and music time, 10 arts and crafts, 1030 ball toss, 11 word games, 12 lunch, 1 Music Appreciation, 130 armcgair exercise, 2 trivia, and 230 golden movie time. I came up with doing a in-service on how the program should be ran and why we need to lower our voices. Yesterday i was playing classical music at a low volume and one worker yells across the romm and I asked her to lower her voice and she sated"this is not a concentation Camp" I told her we have clients with Dementia and loud yelling and loud music will agiatate them. Then less then 5 mins later she says it agin out loud the same statement. I'm just fed up with the lack of professionalism. OKAY NOW IM VENTING AND IT FEELS GOOD. I need help on how to conduct a effective in-service. What do i talk about and how do I get my message across?? I do know I want to talk about these points below and talk about how to sit at different tables and help out plus lower the volume of their voices. Important Goals for our Program: • To fill the day with positive experiences • To promote social interaction • To increase self-esteem • To minimize anxiety and mood swings • To promote pleasure and enjoyment • To maximize functional performance • To provide safe, successful, and stimulating activities • To maintain or promote coordination, strength, and range of motion SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!
  5. Yeah i cant find ANY Activity Director chapers in The Bay Area CA. The CADA1 has to do with students and school. I'm work with elders in a Day Center type of program.
  6. Thanks... I looked at the Norther California site and they haven't posted anything since 2008. It the free??? website. I looked up the cada1 website and emailed someone on there so waiting for a response. The other website I emailed last week or so and no reply yet. Either someone is not doing their job or the site no longer open. Hopefully I hear something back from the other site.
  7. Hello, I was wondering are there any Activity Director of Northern California chapters? I looked it up on Google but only one group came up CADA and their webpage read 2008. They must no longer be around. Anyone know of any Chapters or Associations??
  8. I work for a PACE site that has ADHC. We have Rehab, Clinic, Home Care, Social Workers, Diertary, Site Manager, Massage Therapy 2X a week, Dentist, Foot Doctor, CNA staff in the Day Center, AD, and Activity Aide all under one roof. Where no longer called ADHC either we are called Day Center.
  9. Is this for all states or only certain states?? I work or a PACE program in CA and we use plastic forks, paper plates and the plactic/paper clothes protectors..hahaha I did print this up for the dietary dept. They said they never heard of it??????? Let me know please if ita all states.
  10. I work for a PACE program and we have low functioning, high functioning, behavioral probelms, dementia, lets say i got everything everyday....I was wondering what is a good ratio for a outing. 1 activity director to how many clients?? My company says i always have to have a CNA with me just in case someone needs to be use the restroom or something major happens. what ratio do you guys have at your job for outings?? HELP ME
  11. Has anyone ever done a Casino PArty?? I was planning a casino party for the end of September and was wondering did anyone have ideas on games and things. I know I have a room for BINGO players, blackjack, and Bid Whist, but what other ideas could I do.
  12. When decorating the wheelchairs how did you do that. I don't want it to be a hazard and have the site manager, doctor and rehab department coming after me. Did you decorate the back handle bars, side of the chairs, and NOT the wheels??????
  13. We have a men's group here at my site and they go fishing and they have gone to a buffet. You can tape sports events and watch them. Play poker or a card game. Pool game if you have a pool table or going to a local Billards hall, dominoe's, chess, bowling, You can always have a tournament on some of the items above like poker, pool, chess, Bid Whist card game. Tournaments always get a big turn out. Talk about cars...MOST men like cars. Go to a car musuem. Non-alcohol beer is a big hit.
  14. At my place we didn't do anything...I did talk about it with our participants everyday. The activity department is suppose to get together next week and have our monthly meeting and have a nice lunch. So that should be fun since we have 3 sites and we never get to see each other at all.
  15. Ingredients 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon sugar 4 cups crushed ice 4 tablespoons salt 2 quart size Zip-loc bags 1 gallon size Zip-loc freezer bag a hand towel or gloves to keep fingers from freezing as well! Mix the milk, vanilla and sugar together in one of the quart size bags. Seal tightly, allowing as little air to remain in the bag as possible. Too much air left inside may force the bag open during shaking. Place this bag inside the other quart size bag, again leaving as little air inside as possible and sealing well. By double-bagging, the risk of salt and ice leaking into the ice cream is minimized. Put the two bags inside the gallon size bag and fill the bag with ice, then sprinkle salt on top. Again let all the air escape and seal the bag. Wrap the bag in the towel or put your gloves on, and shake and massage the bag, making sure the ice surrounds the cream mixture. Five to eight minutes is adequate time for the mixture to freeze into ice cream. Tips Freezer bags work best because they are thicker and less likely to develop small holes, allowing the bags to leak. You can get away with using regular Zip-loc bags for the smaller quart sizes, because you are double-bagging. Especially if you plan to do this indoors, we strongly recommend using gallon size freezer bags. Here are some interesting tidbits: What does the salt do? Just like we use salt on icy roads in the winter, salt mixed with ice in this case also causes the ice to melt. When salt comes into contact with ice, the freezing point of the ice is lowered. Water will normally freeze at 32 degrees F. A 10% salt solution freezes at 20 degrees F, and a 20% solution freezes at 2 degrees F. By lowering the temperature at which ice is frozen, we are able to create an environment in which the milk mixture can freeze at a temperature below 32 degrees F into ice cream. Who invented ice cream? Legend has it that the Roman emperor, Nero, discovered ice cream. Runners brought snow from the mountains to make the first ice cream. In 1846, Nancy Johnson invented the hand-cranked ice cream churn and ice cream surged in popularity. Then, in 1904, ice cream cones were invented at the St. Louis World Exposition. An ice cream vendor ran out of dishes and improvised by rolling up some waffles to make cones. If you would like more fun things to do please sign up for Recipes 4 Learning, my daily ezine filled with fun, creative ideas for you to do with kids, students, and the whole family.
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