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Hello All,

 

I just wanted to share two group activities that I've recently implemented at my facility and the residents love! The first is shuffleboard- it's a really simple set up with tape, makeshift pucks, and a Swiffer or two. It's great that it's a floor activity as you can gather a good size group for it. The activity allows for brain and physical fitness, friendly competition, and lots of laughs! The second is Jeopardy! It's a fun twist on your typical trivia game. I set up two groups of 5-6 for two teams. The residents loved picking out topics and winning points for it. The teams were even helping each other! There was laughter all around when playing this game, and of course a lot of brain fitness! Both of these activities can be found on pinterest too!

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Those are great ideas! We have recently started doing lots of puzzles at our facility. The residents and staff have so much fun working together to complete them as fast as possible. They are great for working the mind and eyes as well as hands and fingers. After they are complete we put them on poster board and frame them to hang around our facility. Another fun thing we like to play similar to Jeopardy is a twisted version of Hangman/ wheel of fortune. I come up with topics such as movie stars, movies, shows, songs, etc and the residents all guess a letter and try to solve the puzzle, the winner gets a prize from our bingo prize cart!

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We play noodle ball. Its great for arm exercises. We blow up balloons and they bat them with the noodles. We also have teamed them up and put a laundry basket on the floor at each end. each Team scores points for getting the balloon in their basket. Of Course the other team will try to stop them and get the balloon in their own basket. Most of my residents are in wheelchairs so this is a great activity for them

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 Hello everyone. I would really like to try the shuffleboard. we currently play Jeopardy but your twist on it is awesome! We have started playing darts with magnet ends the guys really like it but not so much the women. Still working on the bowling on the WII. Chair Zumba is also a hit.

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One activity that has been successful is the Giant Crossword Puzzle.  It can be purchased from S&S Worldwide.  We do it as a group and they have a lot of fun with it.

 

Another fun activity is the Price is Right.  I purchase 8-10 items from a local store.  All the item are under $3.oo.  Then we have everyone guess the price.  The one with the closest price without going over win the item.

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