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  1. Opportunity: Responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing a full range of recreation coordination including MDS assessments, programs based on individualized needs, and participation in interdisciplinary staffing with required documentation; demonstrate accountability for the Recreation Program development, quality improvement, and problem solving with the department. Provides supervision and direction of the department and staff, recruit, orient, and supervise volunteers. Provides education programs in the community and assists Administrator in marketing efforts as requested.
  2. We utilize volunteers to make 1:1 visits and also small groups for pampered hands. During worship service or other activity where there is alternate supervision a secondary group can be run. We also put out independent activities and play movies. Hope this helps.
  3. In art group we are making Mardi Gras masks. Later in the week will have a special all unit happy hour with recorded music.
  4. The first one is my favorite Play Dough 1 cup flour 1/4 cup salt 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 cup hot water In a non-stick pan, mix the dry ingredients. Slowly add the water and mix. Add food coloring. Mix. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes until it is in a clump; stirring constantly. Place on wax paper, the counter, or cutting board. Knead for a couple of minutes (let it cool if it needs to). Store in covered container or a sealable plastic bag in the refrigerator. http://' target="_blank"> Colorful Play Dough 1 cup flour
  5. Loved the article, my anti-bingo boss must have a copy. He strives to get away from the stereotypical nursing home activity called bingo and swears the game can bust a budget. What can I say, we all know the residents love it.
  6. For independent room activities, based on needs and interest we provide books, magazines, puzzles, word search, crosswords, scent stories, music, movies, sound machines, craft projects like water color or drawing sheets.
  7. Make a simple themed art project reflecting the holiday or season to decorate their room. For valentines days they cut out a heart and they choose how to decorate it using stickers, markers, feathers etc.
  8. One of our resident’s favorite activities was after dinner. Several nights a week we would gather and do a large sized laminated reusable crossword which I taped to the wall. Many residents had done crosswords most of their life. We solved the puzzle as a group. Many residents simply enjoyed watching. I served decaf coffee. What was impossible to do alone was successful as a group. I will always remember the pride and sense of accomplishment our residents walked away with after knocking out a puzzle.
  9. I find that sometimes an existing group simply needs a twist to spice it up. Cooking groups: Pass out cook books and magazines, create the perfect meal from the recipes being read, have residents vote then write the menu on a white board for all to see. Create a cookbook/scrapbook with each week's recipe. While food is cooking let residents work with disposable dough that they can mix, knead, roll etc. Hope this helped.
  10. We have a weekly Happy Hour on each unit and one monthly themed Happy Hour for the whole facility. Our residents look forward to it. It’s a time to socialize and listen to music. As per Doctors orders our residents can receive 1 alcoholic beverage a week. We serve beer, wine and brandy along with non-alcoholic beverages. We serve chips and soft popcorn for our mechanical soft residents. Our dietary list would note if a resident could not have alcohol. `
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