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Hello, I am new to the whole AD thing but I do love crafts, organizing, and making people smile. I am the AD at a nursing center for long term care in Louisiana. We already play bingo, pokeno everyday but not many of the residents like to do arts and crafts?? How do I get them all involved. Also I am doing an Olympics for National Nursing Home Week and any ideas would help. Also any activities that are successful would be great too. I plan on doing a "SENIOR" prom at the end of June. Thank you
Olympics between nursing homes: starting January 29th! Winter Olympics arrives ! From January 29 to February 9, 2018, join the Winter Olympics of Nursing Homes! In July, more than 230 nursing homes competed in this worldwide competition! Several institutions will take part in a challenge based on general culture questions. Seniors will be asked to answer 32 questions per day, 16 very easy and 16 more difficult, to give all residents a chance to participate. Residents will play as a team on a tablet-based application created just for the occasion by DYNSEO. Displayed on a television screen, facilities can create an exhilarating animation and even involve their families! Nursing homes, retirement homes, assisted living facilities, memory care centers… All institutions can participate. Sign up to the Winter Olympics Spread over 12 days, the contest is played on 10 sets of 32 questions. If you miss a day, you will have the opportunity to catch up with the questions another day. In a series of 32 questions, there are 16 easy questions and 16 more difficult questions, to allow all residents to join in the fun regardless of knowledge level. HOW TO PARTICIPATE ? To participate in these Olympics you need: – An Android tablet Optional – A Wi-Fi connection : to follow your ranking – A television : to project your tablet on a big screen COST TO PARTICIPATE Free participation for the first edition By participating in the contest you get free of charge our tablet memory games program for the duration of the Olympiads : The best way to train your team ! TO WIN The first three positions will receive prizes. First place will win a one-year subscription to Stim'Art, our cognitive stimulation program. Second place will win the Rolling Ball, our new app to work attention and motor skills. Third place will win Dynseo Family, a service platform to promote exchanges between seniors and their families in a simplified way. CROWD FAVORITE PRIZE Each institution will be able to submit their favorite photos of residents playing! The institution with the most likes will also earn a one-year subscription. A stimulating, cultural and creative experience of connections With its expertise in cognitive and cultural stimulation developed through extensive collaboration with nursing homes, DYNSEO offers questions of general culture adapted to their generations as well as their abilities. Connections between residents will be strengthened, encouraging team spirit and communication, as well as relationship between seniors and caregivers. All nursing homes, retirement homes, assisted living, and memory care centers are invited to participate! Sign up to the Winter Olympics FOLLOW US Find all our news and our different applications of cognitive games and social link on tablet. Like our pages, it makes us happy! DYNSEO, cognitive games apps and social link on tablet intended for seniors in nursing homes. 0033 9 66 93 84 22 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dynseo.com
I have designed and had manufactured a low vision spelling card game, A to 3, suitable for ages 8 to the elderly. My father was legally blind from wet age-related macular degeneration, and I couldn't find any games to buy that he could see well enough to play. He was unable to use even large print Bingo cards. So I decided to create my own game, with my father as my initial game tester! Besides creating a game that is accessible for those with low vision, I also wanted to create a game that could be played by a large group, led by an activity staff member, that would provide some opportunity for social interaction between the players. A to 3 can be used as a group or tournament game using multiple decks. Players sit together in small groups at a number of tables, with the players at each table sharing a deck of cards, and passing their cards to the next player after each round. Players play simultaneously with their own hand of 10 cards spread out on the table in front of them, so there is no down time waiting for your turn! Sometimes players will help each other out with suggestions of words they could spell with their cards.The top scorers of each game session can be posted later in the day, or the next day, as a way to draw people back to the game room. A to 3 game cards are designed with large, bold graphics. Accurate color perception is not necessary to differentiate the cards. My father, a retired childrens' book illustrator, was fairly color blind, even before he developed AMD. I found that many of the low vision games available in stores are not designed for those with colorblindness, so I was very careful about this aspect. Before I had the game manufactured, I took the prototype around to several low vision support groups in the Chicago area for confirmation that the graphics were user friendly for those with low vision. Images and lots of information about the game is available at my web site, www.talbareegames.com. Visit the Activity Directors page for details on using the game for large groups and as a tournament game, including printable forms for posting game night or tournament results. Feedback on the game would be greatly appreciated!