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  1. Hi, what are you all planning for volunteer Appreciation night? Linda
  2. Hi, we are in transit for awhile now with the high level of care for our residents. Many are not able to participate in large group programs due to their health. We are finding we are programming for smaller groups and 1-1 interaction. Many of our program times has been changed in the afternoon and evening due to afternoon naps and needing to go to bed earlier with the increased heavy care needs. We are going more to their units to do programs as there is so much portering to bring them to a central location and we don't receive alot of help portering from other disciplines.:-( Seems l
  3. Hi, we went through so many forms over the years Now we use our monthly calendar and put each residents name on a calendar. We have all our programs on the cal and I add a 1-1 spot on each day to record 1-1's. We just highlight each program that they attend. Much easier to eye ball at the end of the month which programs each resident comes to. Every three months we tally all the programs in the past three months and how many times they attended each program. It sure is an eye opener on what residents slip between the cracks. Overall this process is less time consuming than alot we tried o
  4. :hammer: Hi everyone, does anyone have some ideas for a western theme? Love to hear from you. Thanks Linda
  5. Diana, I will include your friends family in my prayers. You must surely be heart broken. Take care and God's blessings Linda
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    :-) Hi, I use Microsoft Publisher software and love it. I print it out on a normal sheet and then use the photocopier to blow it up on a 11x17 sheet. I have been using it forever. Easy to use and has temps to do newsletters etc. Linda
  7. Hi, we make scented Koolaid play dough and use cookie cutters. the scented dough is wonderful and is very soft and easy to shape. We do manicures, sensoryprograms like feeling different tectures of cloth and reminiscing. We show old DVD's like Lucy, Little House on the Prairies. We bake , they do the mixing and we control the oven. We have a meal group right on the unit where they get to smell the food cooking. We have a snoezelen room for 1-1. We play color bingo, go for walks, have teas. I am in the process of purchasing special games that go on the walls for those residents who walk up and
  8. Microwave Butter Toffee Sprinkle 1/2 c sliced almonds in a 9 inch circle on very lightly sprayed baking sheet. Rub the inside top 2 inches of a glass bowl with butter. Place 1/2 c butter in the bowl. Pour 1 c sugar onto the butter, being careful not to get the sugar on the sides of the bowl. Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 c water. But DO NOT STIR! Microwave on high for 8-10 min or until it is the color of light brown sugar. Pour over almonds. Top with 4 oz milk chocolate chips. When cool, break into pieces. _______________________________________ s'more brownies T
  9. Hi, fresh from our volunteer appreciation evening tonite. It was a wonderful evening. We had 125 volunteers. residents made party favors of lifesavors with a label that said you are a life savor and scrolls that had the starfish poem and a plastic wine cup that was filled with party mix we all made. Very resident focused. One of our residents is a wonderful poetry writer. She wrote a fantastic poem and included many of the jobs vols do and added some humor. All the residents sang a chorus tog while I played the guitar. Our red hat ladys dressed in their hats and scarfs and took turns readin
  10. Hi looking for ideas in decorating, foods and party favors to tie in with this poem. I am using this poem as my theme for volunteer recognition evening. Thanks Linda Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster
  11. :-) Does anyone follow the concept of Gentle Care? Moyra Jones wrote a book on Gentle Care which is used for the Dementia population Would like to hear from you if your facility has adopted this concept. Linda
  12. :hammer: Hi, I am looking for ideas that our residents can make for a party favor for our volunteers for volunteer week in April. Anyone have some they would like to share. Thanks Linda
  13. Thanks Gina, we can always count on you with your wonderful ideas. Merry Christmas Linda ;-)
  14. Hi Rhonda, I am from Nova Scotia Canada. Love to chat to you. Linda :hammer:
  15. Hi wondering what type of programs you offer to your assisted living clients? I have all nursing care/long term care residents now but we are building some assisted liing units and I am asked to offer programs for this special population. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Linda :pint:
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