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  1. June 8th Wacky Day is: Best Friends Day. Hold a activity where the residents bring their best friend or their picture(s), if they have one of their best friend. Let residents have time to tell everyone about their best friend. It might be someone in the facility, a family member, someone from their past or even their spouse. Allow plenty of time for everyone to participate in this activity. Then after your done the activity you could copy the pictures of residents friends & post them on the bulletin board for a few days.
  2. Wacky Day today June 7th is: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.
  3. Wacky Day for June 3rd is Repeat Day -- Wacky Day for June 3rd is Repeat Day
  4. Wacky Day for June 2nd -- National Rocky Road Day Rocky Road ice cream is a delicious treat with an interesting culinary heritage. In 1929, after the stock market crash, Dreyer Ice Cream's founder, William Dreyer, calmed his Black Thursday nerves by creating the Original Rocky Road. Mixing chunky almonds, mini marshmallows and delicious milk chocolate ice cream, he created a flavor of ice cream that would make people smile during the tough economic times of the Great Depression. It instantly became an American favorite and its fame soon spread to the rest of the world. Did you know tha
  5. Our MEPAP 1 Course Completion provides your Activity Director the required training to satisfy the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid State Surveyors 42 CFR 483.15(f)(2), F249, Qualifications of the Activities Director . Classes Start the First Tuesday of Every Month NEXT Class August 7th .. Now Enrolling ... Download, Fill-Out and Fax the Enrollment Packs below to hold your spot. -- ADNetwork Online Classroom - http://www.activitydirector.org/ Each course is 16 weeks long, cost is $600 per student, 90hrs of written assignment and 90hrs of Practicum. Classroom and resources are ava
  6. Our MEPAP 1 Course Completion provides your Activity Director the required training to satisfy the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid State Surveyors 42 CFR 483.15(f)(2), F249, Qualifications of the Activities Director . Classes Start the First Tuesday of Every Month NEXT Class June 5th .. Now Enrolling ... Download, Fill-Out and Fax the Enrollment Packs below to hold your spot. -- ADNetwork Online Classroom - http://www.activitydirector.org/ Each course is 16 weeks long, cost is $600 per student, 90hrs of written assignment and 90hrs of Practicum. Classroom and resources a
  7. Wacky Day for May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake. Here is a recipe you might want to make for your residents. CHEESECAKE WITH BLUEBERRY TOPPING 1/3 c. butter, melted 1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs 1/4 c. sugar 4 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 4 eggs 1/3 c. unsifted flour 1 tbsp. vanilla Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine butter, crumbs and sugar; press firmly on bottom of 9 inch spring-form pan. In large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs, flour and vanilla
  8. The prefect Wacky Day for Friday May 25th-- I can't think of a better way to start the Memorial Day Weekend events. National Wine Day Wine has been an important part of human history and culture for thousands of years. Regardless of whether you prefer red, white, pinot, or cabernet, everyone can appreciate today’s celebration.
  9. This Wacky Day will be fun for everyone. ,,, March 24th It won't take to long to do... but just watch how it brings a smile to everyone in the room. I would plan this off and on all day long, at random times. The Wacky Day I am talking about is wait., wait for it--- .... National Dance Like A Chicken Day -- Here are the steps and a link for the music: Get ready for some party fun! Anyone who's not chicken, stand in a circle facing each other. When the music starts, hold your hands out in front of you and open and close them like a chicken beak four times. Put yo
  10. Hello All -- The Wacky Day for May 23rd is National Taffy Day -- Your residents will probably remember making this wonderful candy. This is what Wikipedia has to say about taffy ------ Taffy is a type of chewy candy. Taffy is often sold alongside bubblegum and candy. Taffy is made by stretching or pulling a sticky mass of boiled sugar, butter or vegetable oil, flavorings, and coloring until fluffy. When this process is complete, the taffy is rolled, cut into small pastel-coloured pieces and wrapped in wax paper to keep it soft. It usually has a fruity flavor, but other flavors are common as
  11. Hi everyone hope you had a great weekend. The Wacky Day for Tuesday May 22nd is National Pudding Day. Now this is a wacky day that everyone can do. The pudding can be from scratch or instant. You can make any type. Easy breezy
  12. May 18th Wacky Day(s) -- National Ride Your Bike To Work Day Just think if you could do this how much you would save in money & health. All while helping the enviroment. Another Wacky Celebration for today is Visit Your Relatives Day. I hope that eveyone who has a relative in a Nursing Home, Ass't Living or Hospital will take just 1 hour today & go visit. You will never know how special this visit is to them!
  13. Does the State come and do a survey yearly? If so you need the attendance record(s) for every activity. Remember the saying if you don't write it down then it didn't happen. That is your proof. Also the attendance records help you notice if there is a possible problem with a resident. Maybe they quit coming out as much & it slipped by staff. The attenndance records would show this after a couple of missed activites.
  14. May 17th Wacky Day: Wear Purple For Peace Day
  15. There are 2 Wacky Days that you should celebrate on May 10th: National Receptionist Day -- National Third Shift Workers Day -- One of the things that I have done in the past that was a hugh hit for the 3rd shift workers was team up with Dietary Manage & we fixed them breakfast as their shift was ending. It was a lot of work but the work hard and miss out on so many things because of the shift they work. Share some of the ways your facility has recognize the 3rd shift.
  16. Wacky Day for May 9th: Lost Sock Memorial Day have fun with this day. Have everyone bring their 1 sock that has no mate & resdient's can trade them with each other. Have a 1 sock parade. Make sock monkeys using the mixed match socks. Here is a link for Sock Monkey http://www.ehow.com/...y-patterns.html
  17. Now this is a Wacky Day that I could get in to on May 8th --Have A Coke Day -- I love my diet coke! There are so many varieties of coke out now. How about buying a few bottles of them & sharing them with your residents. Then have resdients see if they can tell coke from pepsi in a blind taste contest.
  18. Friday May 4th is Movie Day -- There are so many movies to choose from. Residents might enjoy a classic movie. Ask them what was/is one of their favorite movies. Disuss the classics verse the new movies out today. What do they prefer? Based on their answers rent a couple of DVD's for them to enjoy in the evening. Ask a nurse, nurse aide or a resident to plase start the DVD at a specific time. Speak to dietary about leaving some juice & light snack out for them to have during the movie.
  19. Wacky Day May 3rd UnMothers Day Just because they decided noo or for whatever reason(s) they didn't have any children is no reason why they have to miss out on the Mother's Day. Today have a celebration with them and if they wish to share why they don't have any children allow them to. It would be fun to have women with children & those without compare the pros and cons of their choices and what effect it has made in their lives.
  20. May 2nd Wacky Day is National Truffles Day --- A truffle is the fruiting body of an underground mushroom; spore dispersal is accomplished through fungivores, animals that eat fungi. Almost all truffles are ectomycorrhizal and are therefore usually found in close association with trees. Check out this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truffle to learn more & maybe make a trivia games out of it for residents
  21. See if you can't get the admision folks to team up with you on this. Nursing home week is really for the community toknow about your facility. The admission folks go out & do PR calls to the doctors, hospitals etc. so see if maybe yawl could do 1 day of open house in the afternoon for a couple of hours. Have residents greet everyone as they com in & some serving drinks & finger foods. Have a community craft/garage sale. Set tables for so much to vendors in the community. Allow residents to buy tables to. Use the money raise for your resident council group. You would do the PR for
  22. The Wacky Days for May 1st -- National Day Of Prayer Announce over the PA System first thing in the morning that you will be asking everyone to stop what they are doing at (state a specific time) and say a prayer. Then at the stated time announce for everyone to please stop and for 1 min. say a prayer and pray together as one facility. Plant A Flower Day Have some seeds or cheap small flowers and have residents join you outside to plant them in a garden. They will love the colors & you should get 1 or 2 resdients that will be sure to weed and water the flowers through out the week.
  23. April 27th Wacky Day is Write An Old Friend Today Day -- Help resdients write letters or better yet see if you can find their friends on facebook or get an email address.
  24. You will forget it An 80 year old couple were having problems remembering things, so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing was wrong with them. When they arrived at the doctor's, they explained to the doctor about the problems they were having with their memory. After checking the couple out, the doctor tells them that they were physically okay but might want to start writing things down and make notes to help them remember things. The couple thanked the doctor and left. Later that night while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair and h
 
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