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Hello Anyone and Everyone,

 

I would like to know different or new ideas on how your monthly calendars are made. Are they hand written or computer made? Any ideas will be helpful.

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Guest Tinki

Have only seen one or two in Houston that are hand written. I personally think there is no other professional way to do it but through a computer program.

Karen

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I agree w/ Karen, they need to be done on Computer to look professional (my opinion). I really prefer a calendar that is 11 x 17 in size. It is much easier for my residents to read. I have seen some facilities that use "letter" size, & that's just too small. I do have a few graphics on my calendar, but not many, it can seem cluttered & can confuse some residents. I also include our residents birthday's on the calendar (those that have signed our form stated it is ok to do so - HIPAA strikes again). Another thing that I HAVE to put on the calendar is a small little statement, "changes to monthly calendar will be noted on the daily calendars." I have a resident's wife who LOVES to find a schedule change & point out, "That wasn't on the calendar." UGH.

 

Stacie

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:-D I DO MINE ON A COMPUTER, THEN PRINT IT OUT ON 17 X 11 PAPER. I THEN GO TO KINKO'S TO BLOW IT UP TO 45 X 35 ONE FOR EACH WING OF THE FACILITY. THEN WE HAVE RESIDENTS MAKE BOARDERS FOR THE OUTSIDE OF EACH CALENDAR. FOR JULY I HAD RESIDENTS MAKE AN AMERICAN FLAG PATTERN BOARDER FOR EACH CALENDAR. THE LETTERING ON THE CALENDARS ARE SIMPLE AND BIG, EASY TO READ FOR THER RESIDENT, FANCY BUT YET SIMPLE. :-D

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As of this moment I print out my calendars without a program and cut out the individual days and glue them to an 11x17 calendar...Grrr. Its so time consuming and annoying, I know there must be a better way. Do any of you have a program that makes 11x17 calendars and is appropriate for activities calendar. If you do I would love to know so I can stop doing it the old fashioned way!!!

 

JANICE

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:-) Hi, I use Microsoft Publisher software and love it. I print it out on a normal sheet and then use the photocopier to blow it up on a 11x17 sheet. I have been using it forever. Easy to use and has temps to do newsletters etc.

Linda

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Hi,

I use the calendar from the American Greeting Card Disc. they have really cute ones to choose from, then I take it into the office and blow it up to 11 x 17..

The residents all think I am so.... creative.... try it.

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Guest Tinki

I have used publisher and American Greeting Card. If you already know how to work word then the can figure out Publisher easy.

Karen

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I use Calendars USA (http://www.calendarsusa.com/).

 

I enter all my calendar info online. Then I get to pick the theme of my calendar. They create a gigantic calendar printed in color and mail it to me each month! The calendars look great, and the residents love to find out what the theme will be each month. It costs about $60 for a calendar 34"x44". You can order calendars as big as: 42"x60" or as small as: 8 1/2" x 11." THIS WORKS GREAT! i know that it costs extra but its worth it!

 

I take my in room calendars (11x17) to a local printing shop and they design it. It costs me about $125 for 100 calendars and newsletters. ALSO WORTH IT! i don't have to mess with the copy machine this way, and it saves me time.

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So you are saying you spend 185 a month on calendars? Wow what is your budget? I know AD who have 60 folks with no budget to speak of! I always made the newsletter and calendar myself and leave them with Kinkos to do the work I would blow up 2 to 20x24 I think and then 100, 11x17 to pass out to the residents and 100 newsletters and it was never more than $100.

 

Karen

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WOW! That's alot of money to spend every month on calendars! I just send our calendar that I type on activity connection to our "big" copy machine (via facility network) & by the time I walk down the hall to get it, I have 100 copies on 11x17 paper. I honestly don't know how much the paper costs, because this isn't really budgeted to each department (not yet anyway), but I have the annual fee to activity connection. You are really organized if you can send out your calendar & have it mailed back!!! :) I sometimes make changes minutes before I print it. My gas budget for 2005 wasn't even $2000. (Here in Minnesota, we don't do much out on the bus from about November to April). From reading this topic, it just goes to show, "there's more than one way to skin a calendar!"

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Hey Linda and Karen!

I have publisher on my computer and I have figured it out, I just have one problem... When I go to blow up the calendar from 8.5x11 to 11x17 it doesn't fill up the whole page! HELP. I thought I was so close but now I feel like I am back at the beginning. I know there is probably some easy way to solve the problem but I am slightly mechanically challenged, especially with copiers and printers....Thanks so much for your help!

 

JANICE

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Hey when I would go to Kinkos to have them blow the calendar up, I would ask them to center it in the middle of the page. That way there is a little extra space, but it looks fine if it is in the center. Good Luck

 

Karen

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