When I started my first Activity Director job, I was only a few years out of college. While I had worked with seniors in a skilled nursing community before, nothing quite prepared me for taking on an Activity Director role. Here are a few things I wish someone had told me in those first few weeks, months, and years.
I have set this up for the unit that I work in and our CEO loves it so much she wants me to set one up for each of the units over different sites. Customize them to suit you. Look forward to seeing what you all do.
When exercise is a suggested activity for people to attend in aged care I find residents usually comment “I’m too old for that” or” I can’t do that” but if you come up with a catchy name for the group you could be on to a winner activity. One of the most popular activities I...
Laughing doesn't just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter has been clinically proven to strengthen your immune system, activate and relieve your stress response and stimulate many organs. In this article we cover: Sometimes Laughter is the Best Medicine 10 Benefits of Laughter Tips for Adding Humour to your Facility 10 Activities to Make People Laugh The Importance Of Laughter In Long Term Care Facilities ›
Are you interested in getting your residents excited about upcoming activities on your monthly activity calendar? Follow these tips to make your monthly calendars more appealing to your residents. Get more senior activity ideas at notjustbingo.com TODAY!
Try to liven up your senior center in the afternoon with a few fun afternoon socials. We’ve shared a few guidelines for you to follow that will help make your afternoons more entertaining for assisted living residents. #afternoonsocial #seniorsocials