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About the block party thing, the closest activity that I have ever planned was a courtyard party, we assembled a bunch of the staff and family members to set up craft tables, the fire dept., the ambulance company each set up a table with food and bbq, they brought a Fire Truck, We contacted the churches that held services in the facility, they had members that did various crafts and carnival food vendor equipment. It was more a carnival for the kids, with lots of crafts and food for the moms and dads. One fella brought his petting animals, my husband made funnel cakes(that was a carnival in itself, dietary helped him) Of course the adminin and her husband did their thing, The residents had a competition for the best family secret apple pie recipe a couple of weeks before the carnival, and with this info we were able to gather the ingredients and conduct a apple pie baking activity and sell our pies and secret recipes to raise money. The ladies did a knitting booth and class, where the little girls were given an opportunity to sit and try their luck with a pair of needles and yarn, grocery store donated stuff, florist donated leftovers for a crafting booth, had the water balloon launch made from an old bra and some bungies, had a big time... Good Luck!

 

thanks, Pennie :-)

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What I have seen activity director do with block parties are:

 

Have a party at the end of each hall, a different hall each week. Only those living on that hall come to the party. This allows the residents to get to know their neighbors, plus a little alone time with different residents. Hopefully this might get some of the less active resident to participate, due to the smaller group.

 

karen :-D

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