One thing I have done is ask that resident to help you with the calendar by proof - reading it for you each month. That gives them responsibility for mistatkes and also gives them something to do. Makes them feel important. Good luck!!
I really like the Sundae idea for 1:1 visits. I have about 60 residents who need 1:1 visits at least 3x per week. We have about 5 of us in the department on most days. We just seem to have a hard time getting them all done. Does anyone have other great ideas to help with this 1:1 activity struggle. :-?