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  1. Hello, I recently have gotten a job as an activity director. Having problems with what activities to do around 5:30 or 6:00 pm. Looking for some suggestions. meal time is at 5:00, don't want to serve snacks. thanks Kay



    congrats on your new job...try some evening time yoga(resident style)in wheelchairs and just some calm stretches with the aroma of lavender and soothing music...

  2. HI! I recently got the task of doing a program called tender heart. it is a program in the late afternoon for all the lower cognitive residents who sit around all day. and i am in need of some new things to do. they dont like to do much other than to look out the window and listen to cds. i need something that will get them excited! any ideas?


    Hello,have you ever tried showing them a box that i would call a sensation box?for example in a box could be textured objects such as cotton,treebark,silk,satin.or a variety of smells i use candles ,one of my favorite is my fruit basket an apple,banana,grapes,a candle that smells fruit and a cherry dum dum for taste(the fruit is plastic)..another fun thing that i present my residents with is a box filled with rice and sand they dig in the box and find things that i have hidden in it(this could be anything )when they pull out the object have them identify it...an example key chain, a bingo chip, a door hook, a super ball,and such..have fun.

  3. I need help coming up with activities that a high functioning dementia lady can do at the center I work in. She does not want to be there. My opinion is she is not ready,but her husband wants her there and tells her she is going to "work". My boss wants me to bend over backwards to keep her busy with things to do because our census is low and we need her to stay. I have already have her preparing the utensils in the morning and stuffing envelopes, stapling stuff and plying cards with others. She is not very sociable.

    I would welcome suggestions on how to keep her busy so she Thinks she is working.

    Thiss is really stresssing me because I feel like I have to give her special attention so she doesn't leave.


    maybe you could use her to help you transfer residents to and from the dining room,activites or therapy.?seems to work for me...let me know if this was helpful.

  4. Hello, I am a program director for an alzheimer's unit and adult day care and am searching for some new one on one activity ideas for those special residents who do not like group activities very much. Would appreciate any ideas!



    Hello,my name is Trisha Severino ,i have a few ideas...one is make a jewelry box with old jewelry in it in..such as pins,earings,neclaces ring.(kind of make it the old and gaudy kind...really gets the attention of the resident...another is pictures of every day things ,for example snow,water ,trees,birds,cars,boats,and so on...hope this helped..

  5. What type of activities would you provide for a LTC resident who is deaf, mute, and blind?



    Hello, my name is Trisha. For a resident that is deaf mute and blind, use an assortment of scented candles, or coffee grounds or scented lotions. You can also stimulate a resident with different tastes of dum-dum lollipops. You could also stimulate a resident with hand massage.

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