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#1 Peanut88

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:26 PM

If anyone is interested to post and share their resource journal sites. You can also share any special event you are planning in the future.

 

I'd like to share the following resource sites I've found so far.

 

notjustbingo.com

http://www.core.ac.uk

do.aj.org

eric.ed.gov

biomedcentral.com

 

 I'm planning to implement a pop pop's indoor fireworks and a lei ceremony for veterans on 4th of July.

 

 



#2 SuzanneS

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 02:53 PM

I am available tomorrow from 3:30-4:30 pm (mountain standard time) to discuss and get ideas for three upcoming events I am planning in May. The special events I am currently working on are a volunteer appreciation luncheon, Mother's Day tea, and long term care memorial service.  

 

 

 

 



#3 jzactdirector

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 12:57 PM

I envy most of you....My facility only has 15 residents. We are in a small town. I only have 1 volunteer that does 1 activity twice a week and I barely have residents participating in that activity now. I only have about 4 residents that participate in about 50% of my activity calendar. I've worked at this facility for 1 year now. Before that, I was a part time activities assistant, so I was not in charge of planning or implementing...just helping with certain activities. This entire year I have played the game 'trial & error' with my calendar/residents and still feel like I'm losing the battle. I love my job but I want to be better at it.

I'm searching for anyone on here that is in a similar community to mine.

Which means:

Assisted Living Facility with 18 residents or less (No Arbors), small town, no major stores nearby besides Walmart, no mall nearby, no university nearby, in a rural area, less than 2 volunteers available to you, medium budget.

 

If anyone can help me with similar circumstances, I would be so grateful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!! ;)  :blush:



#4 DanielleT

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:37 PM

I am available tomorrow from 3:30-4:30 pm (mountain standard time) to discuss and get ideas for three upcoming events I am planning in May. The special events I am currently working on are a volunteer appreciation luncheon, Mother's Day tea, and long term care memorial service.  

Hello Suzanne.



#5 DanielleT

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:38 PM

Hello Suzanne



#6 SuzanneS

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:41 PM

Hello Danielle,

 

Thank you for responding.



#7 SuzanneS

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:42 PM

Let's start to talk about the Mother's Day tea and what it looks like for our residents, volunteers and staff.



#8 DanielleT

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

Mother's Day is May 12th. I am planning on having our social on May 4th.



#9 SuzanneS

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:46 PM

The type of Mother's Day social we have had in the past is a tea. Local church volunteers come in with their china, linens and offer to volunteer their time making our ladies feel special and appreciated. 



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:48 PM

Wow! How neat; I wasn't scheduled in the past do we serve anything to eat with the tea?



#11 SuzanneS

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:51 PM

We do! Our department is in charge of providing the various finger sandwiches, scones, marmalade, lemon curds and various teas.



#12 DanielleT

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:54 PM

Do we make invitation for the event? Do we invite only woman's or can any female resident attend?



#13 SuzanneS

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:57 PM

We do make invitations for all female residents. I like to consider it more of a celebration of all women, mother's or not.



#14 DanielleT

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 03:59 PM

That is really nice, I bet it makes those female residents feel special as well. 



#15 DanielleT

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:00 PM

I can't believe a whole year went by and it is time for our volunteer luncheon again.



#16 SuzanneS

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:02 PM

Yes, it is! May is going to be a very busy time for our department. We have the date and time set up for our 2nd annual volunteer luncheon. The plan is to have as much resident participation as possible in the planning of this event.



#17 DanielleT

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:03 PM

I think that is a great idea, it gives the residents a sense of purpose. Do we know what type of gift we want to present the volunteers?



#18 SuzanneS

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:05 PM

Great question.  I was thinking you could coordinate with our art therapist Jean to come up with an fun and creative gift for all of our amazing volunteers.



#19 DanielleT

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:10 PM

Yes, that's perfect! She comes up with such amazing ideas. The succulents are very big right now, maybe use mason jars with them.



#20 SuzanneS

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:14 PM

Great suggestion! We will plan on serving various salads, sandwiches and various drinks. We will then talk about the volunteer program and how much we value all of them helping our residents and department.  We will have each of them come up to be honored and give them their gift.



#21 DanielleT

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:16 PM

That is a great idea. Do we know what we are giving the volunteers yet for their gift?



#22 SuzanneS

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:18 PM

I'll let you and Jean coordinate and make a final decision.  Let's finish up by talking about the LTC memorial service for next month.



#23 DanielleT

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:19 PM

Do we know what date we are having the memorial service? It is always a hard day but meaningful to remember those that have passed.



#24 SuzanneS

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:23 PM

Yes it is.  We have it scheduled for 2:00 pm on May 17th.  I'm trying to get the local hospice to sponsor and send someone over to do the service, still waiting to hear back from them. Currently we have lost 12 long term care residents since February. 



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:27 PM

12 wow, that is a lot in such a short amount of time. If you need any help mailing out the invites to the family members let me know.