A home that has birthday parties contributes to the community aspect of living in a nursing home. It is a great way for residents to make friends.
It might be a tired old cliche, but Bingo is a great game to play at nursing homes. Including prizes will add to the excitement. Other ideas for fun games might be Euchre, Bridge, Chess, and Scrabble. These all stimulate the mind and can foster social growth.
No one is ever too old to enjoy the beauty of the visual arts. Whether your loved one paints, makes quilts, sculpts, or just likes to doodle on some notebook paper, art is a great way to keep the heart young.
If a nursing home ever schedules local musicians to play for the residents, this is an amazing thing! Music can contribute heavily to mood and overall wellbeing.
Service animals can provide much needed care and love to anybody. There’s nothing quite like hugging a dog on a particularly hard day. Many residents have likely had pets in their lives and would surely welcome a furry friend with open arms.
One way to keep both the mind and body active is through an exercise program. This is true of everyone but is especially helpful after a certain age. Something as simple as a walk can be an impactful way to stay active and strong.
If there are residents in the nursing home who need memory care, an essential activity is continued learning. The subjects might not matter so much as the act of learning new things.
This encompasses different things. Of course, young people can read to residents of nursing homes. However, an interesting alternative would be for the seniors to tell their stories to the youngsters. Many children are fascinated by the history and are amazed that there was life before Gameboys and mp3 players. Therefore, stories about life after a war, watching a television for the first time, and advances in technology and so on are eagerly received by children. Every person has a different story to share, and these precious personal histories deserve retelling.
Consider frosting cookies or baking brownies to be served as that day’s desert. Baking bread is another activity that also doubles as a physical activity since it requires some hand dexterity. Making popcorn, coloring Easter eggs, and making fresh garden salads can all provide opportunities for residents to socialize as they prepare the food.
Listening & Reading Therapy @ 10am
Physio Session @ 3pm
Bingo Time & Dog Petting
All Photos Therapy @ 10am
Physio Sessions @ 3pm
Petting Afternoon Therapy
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