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  1. February 4th Wacky Days are: Quacker Day, USO Day & World Cancer Day. Quacker Day can be celebrated 2 ways: 1 Quacker Factory fashions wake up your wardrobe with playful sequins, rhinestones, embroidery, and sparkling details. Get some T-shirts & let the residents show their colorful ideals and showcase their whimsical side. 2. The other way to celebrate is to have some good old fashion Quacker Oatmeal. Make up a trivia game to play while eating the oatmeal. No matter what you choose to do as a activity today be sure that it is fun. Thank you Pennie - ADN
  2. Mamika My Mighty Little Grandmother An uplifting, arresting, and utterly hilarious gift book showcasing the world's oldest real-life superhero: the 93-year-old grandmother and global media sensation, Mamika. Mamika has been featured in major newspapers, magazines, special interest blogs, and websites worldwide. The idea to photograph Mamika began when bestselling author and photographer Sacha Goldberger wanted to raise the spirits of his once quite spirited grandmother by engaging her in an activity they could do together. Look for this book in Amazon.com or do a search for
  3. Judy Faust Connect Your Stories Website URL - http://www.connectyourstories.com Filmmaker and presenter Judy Faust shows her own documentaries to all levels of retirement communities. Angels of Austria: the church who reached out to Holocaust survivors, was very well received. It is about healing from war. Now she has a new movie out, "See What's Whispered: the legacy of artist David C. Baker", about an innovative painter in New Hampshire told by the community that loved him. Another movie is a tribute to a dying Italian grandmother. All Judy's movies are short
  4. See the truth about Alzheimer’s disease—a heartbreaking condition—firsthand through these incredible and poignant videos. All 14 of these video's are free ---- http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/best-videos-alzheimers#1
  5. Gifts: Make a flyer up & post these around the facility for volunteers & family members: Always ask before purchasing food items, candy, nuts, decorations anything that might be harmful to a residents. Especially those with Dementia. All gifts should be labeled with residents name. Some recommendations on gifts: Socks DVD CD Bird Feeders, hangers or stands (don't forget the seeds) PJ's Books (large print) Perfume (always check with staff first) Frames for pictures Photo Albums (with family pic in it) Stuff Animals Food &/or drinks Clothes Writing paper, pens &
  6. Hi Deanna You may be getting to late of a start to book someone. Look for some Bell Ringers or other entertainers. I would check with churches, family, staff & other AD's in your area. Otherwise how about a nice dinner for residents & family members. Have Santa deliver the gifts to residents & play Xmas music. Good luck
  7. Highland Springs located in North Dallas is proud to announce the oepning of our new continuing care neighborhood this fall. We will have 96 units catering to residents in SNF / AL & Memory Care. We are looking for a vibrant certified Program Manager to join our person centered team.The Program Manager will be involved in the following:SUMMARY: To plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the Extended Care Program in accordance with Federal, State and County regulations and established Erickson Living policies and procedures. Provide and assure that an on-going program of
  8. Activities Assistant NeededQualifications:* Education: High school diploma, GED or educational equivalentrequired.* Experience: Previous experience working with older adults and/orpersons with memory-impairing diseases is desirable.* Other: Must have valid driver license, good driving record, andcurrent auto insurance. Ability to read, write and speak English. Mustbe comfortable working in an environment with pets and assisting in thecare of community pets, including, but not limited to, dogs, cats, andbirds. Willing to demonstrate passion and ability to work with peoplewith Alzheimer's diseas
  9. Welcome! You have come to a great place. We have some really great AD's using this board. Everyone is so willing to help each other out and to share.
  10. This was sent to us by Debbie Hommel (thank you) A great story & way to interact with residents that have dementia & are hospice. Actually you use this in a lot ways. http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/family-focus-ipads-helping-reconnect-people-dement/nPnmx/ Is anyone else using the ipad in activities? If so we would love to hear about it.
  11. Would never have thought of doing this with residents, yikes. We are dealing with a new generation of residents now. Please let us know how this goes.
  12. This link was sent to us by Debbie Hommel. Using your ipads to connect with your dementia residents. What a great ideal. i was looking for an excuse to buy one. http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/family-focus-ipads-helping-reconnect-people-dement/nPnmx/
  13. Westminster Village is looking for a new Activity Director! We would love to have someone is as excited about Activities and ready to for something new and exciting. The position will primarily focus on the Health Care Center. It is a full time position and will be a salary position. If you know of anyone that is certified as an Activity Director and would be interesting in the position please have them contact our HR Manager, Tony Wilber. He can be reached at 480.451.2019 or tony@wmvillage.com.
  14. Call to Action (2) November 17, 2012 This "Call to Action" meeting will be sponsored by NCCAP (National Certification Council for Activity Professionals) 9am - 5pm - 6.5 hours of continuing education will be given The cost will be $30.00 a person. Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Convention Center 2800 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757)481-9000 Hotel accommodations are the participant responsibility. All rooms are suites and we have secured the rate of 99.00 single/109. Double The hotel has an indoor pool, restaurants, sets right on the beach, and plenty of things to d
  15. June 27th Wacky Day -- Melody for Happy Birthday since 1859 - Have a birthday party for the birthday song.
  16. Wacky Day for June 26th is National Chocolate Pudding Day -- Instead of making plain oh pudding try something else, more fun. Chocolate Pudding Shots Combine a package of instant chocolate pudding with 3/4 cup of milk. Add 1/4 cup vodka and 1/2 cup Irish Cream, then fold in 8 ounces of Cool Whip. Put into individual serving cups, and store in the freezer until the party (I mean activity, lol) starts!
  17. What a sweet Wacky Day for June 22nd: National Chocolate Eclair Day: Chocolate Eclair Dessert Ingredients 2 individual packages graham crackers 2 (3 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix 3 cups milk 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting Directions Line the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan with graham crackers. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Stir well. Stir in whipped topping to pudding mixture. Spread half of mixture over graham cracker layer. Top with another layer
  18. It is a game but so well loved by residents that it is worth the trouble -- Bingo -- copy a hugh stack of your card so that they can be tossed after the game is over & use either the blotters or something that can be tossed afterwards like pinto beans. maybe this could be done if you have a popcorn machine you could make up lots of small bags & then take those into the unit. how long are they in isolation? that would be a determining factor on what to spend as far as activities go. best of luck keep us informed.
  19. The Wacky day for June 21st is...... Go Skate Day. Now I don't recommend that you let residents go skating. However maybe a good skating movie with some snacks & drinks, like those you would have if you were at a roller rink, would be a great activity.
  20. Wacky Day for June 18th is International Panic Day. Hopefully this is a day that you will not have to use Tomorrow June 19th is Juneteenth Day.
  21. Just a reminder about --35th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week June 14-21, 2012 June 17th Wacky Day of course is Fathers Day but it is also "Eat Your Veggies Day"
  22. The book sold in the store on this website is just what you need. it is called the Activity Directors Bible a policy & procedure manual. it has every form & directions that you could possibly need to start & run a department.
  23. June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake Day: Shortcake Sheetcake Ingredients SHORTCAKE No-Stick Cooking Spray 2 cups Self-Rising Flour 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup butter 2/3 cup milk 1 large egg, beaten TOPPING 1 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon sugar 6 cups sliced strawberries, sweetened to taste Preparation Directions 1. HEAT oven to 375ºF. Spray bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan. Combine flour and 2/3 sugar in large bowl; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and egg; stir just until
  24. On June 9th celebrate the Wacky Day National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie & for Sunday the 10th it's Iced Tea Day. Two easy days to celebrate.
  25. Welcome to the MEPAP course & to the message board.
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