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Grandparetn's Day in on the 12th and I thought I would share what we have planned and hopefully if someone has any other ideas you could share with me.

 

So of course we are going to have a big social with cake and ice cream, but I also thought it would be a cool idea if I set up little stations for when the grandchildren come in they will have something special and cool to do with thier grandparent as apposed to just sitting there running out of things to say.

 

the staions will be; painting, coloring, crafts, games and pictures (ones we've taken of the residents on outings and special act)

 

So how does it sound, fun?

 

Let me know! :lol:

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Hi all,

September is National AL Week, National Heath Care Enviormental & Houskeeping Week & Grandparent's Day. This would be a great way to involve your res. & staff in activites together. Check out the links for these events located under the Wacky Days. Be sure to share with us how your facility plans to celebarte these events.

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At tour facility we have a ice cream social and invite the family and friends to join us from 2-4. Also have a polka band who will be proforming during this time.

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We will have cake & punch at our coffee time & some piano music. We also have encouraged family to eat w/ their loved one & have a special menu planned for that day.

Stacie

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We are having a scrapbooking crop with your grandparent. The Grandads will be watching football and the Grandmas will be scrapbooking........

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Guest AlwaysKacey

hi, I am the activity director for a nursing home in Oklahoma. This year for Grandparents Day we are inviting the grandchildren to perform a talent for the residents. So we will have different types of performers, then refreshments, then I am gonna make certificates for the longest living grandmother and grandfather, the grandparent with the most grandchildren and i am going to draw a name out of the hat for Grandparent of the Year the grandparent of the year will get a small gift and a certificate.

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Hi , I was just wondering if most of you are planning big activities for grandparent's day. I am planning to have a southern gospel quartet, a clown and some children for face painting. please let me know your plans.

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We have a big event every year...we have a local highschool band who marches to our outdoor patio and plays for us...this year we also have a gospel choir, and we're honoring Veterans...We did a "Grandparents are Heroes" theme, to try to be respectful of September 11th and the fact that GPDay falls on the same day--but also have an upbeat fun event for families and residents. WE're honoring "local heroes" like the fire station that helps us out, and boy scout troop is doing a flag ceremony. Family photos (via digital camera) and lots of snacks complete our 1 1/2-2 hour day!

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Hi I'm new to this I want to have a social for Grandparents Day and I;m not sure what kind of gifts and prizes I will need any other ideas about games would also be great Thanks Mary :hammer:

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Hello Newbee:

 

I have been an Activity Director forever and I always find the Tea Tasters Social w/warm scones, Ice Cream Social with all the toppings or a Wine and Cheese w/fruit and relaxing music all seem to be the big hits for Grandparents Day.

 

One year we had our Senior Olympics the week of Grandparent's Day. I hired entertainment, food spread of nibblies, and presented their Gold, Bronze and Silver medals for a week of competitive challeges. LOL What a GREAT week that was! We had so much fun.

 

Well, I hope I was able to help you out with an idea or two. Oh and for gifts I always make our centerpieces for the party in our Crafty Corner and raffle them free with each event.

 

Have a great Grandparents Day!

Susan Larivee, Activity Director for forever!

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Hello Newbee:

 

I have been an Activity Director forever and I always find the Tea Tasters Social w/warm scones, Ice Cream Social with all the toppings or a Wine and Cheese w/fruit and relaxing music all seem to be the big hits for Grandparents Day.

 

One year we had our Senior Olympics the week of Grandparent's Day. I hired entertainment, food spread of nibblies, and presented their Gold, Bronze and Silver medals for a week of competitive challeges. LOL What a GREAT week that was! We had so much fun.

 

Well, I hope I was able to help you out with an idea or two. Oh and for gifts I always make our centerpieces for the party in our Crafty Corner and raffle them free with each event.

 

Have a great Grandparents Day!

Susan Larivee, Activity Director for forever!

 

Hi Susan,

 

Thanks for the superb tips! How do you make the centerpieces? Thanks a bunch!

 

_Still fairly new at this, but taking it one day at a time with a BIG SMILE :P

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Grandparetn's Day in on the 12th and I thought I would share what we have planned and hopefully if someone has any other ideas you could share with me.

 

So of course we are going to have a big social with cake and ice cream, but I also thought it would be a cool idea if I set up little stations for when the grandchildren come in they will have something special and cool to do with thier grandparent as apposed to just sitting there running out of things to say.

 

the staions will be; painting, coloring, crafts, games and pictures (ones we've taken of the residents on outings and special act)

 

So how does it sound, fun?

 

Let me know! :P

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Grandparetn's Day in on the 12th and I thought I would share what we have planned and hopefully if someone has any other ideas you could share with me.

 

So of course we are going to have a big social with cake and ice cream, but I also thought it would be a cool idea if I set up little stations for when the grandchildren come in they will have something special and cool to do with thier grandparent as apposed to just sitting there running out of things to say.

 

the staions will be; painting, coloring, crafts, games and pictures (ones we've taken of the residents on outings and special act)

 

So how does it sound, fun?

 

Let me know! :rolleyes:

 

What a great idea! I like this because it can be done quite inexpensively. I have a great contact for a person who can do face-painting and balloon creations. Maybe I'll throw in my karaoke machine too. Thanks, Terry

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Thank you for the nice web site. I can hardly wait to do this at work. This would also be a way for my junior volunteers to learn about each resident.

Thanks,

Stasia

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I am going to do a competion on Wii kids vs GP! Hope it works! Telling the res. about it now is also helping getting them to come out and try Wii for the first time!

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