I want to be an activities coordinator at a nursing home when I graduate. I love working with the elderly, so I hope that I will graduate with a TR major with a Gerontology minor or emphasis. And how fun does this look?!

(the elderly) I want to be an activities coordinator at a nursing home when I graduate. I love working with the elderly, so I hope that I will graduate with a TR major with a Gerontology minor or emphasis.

8 super cute crafts to make with toilet paper rolls via Today's Parent

8 crafts to make with toilet paper rolls

Toilet roll bird feeder (peanut butter, bird seed, toilet paper tube, and ribbon [or yarn]). Easy and fun.

Christmas Tree Pinecones. Adorable! This would be a nice gift for someone in a nursing home.

45 Budget-Friendly Last Minute DIY Christmas Decorations

There is hardly anything more rewarding for activity coordinators than an increase in resident participation. Weeks of hard work are paid off!  It is even more gratifying to see a resident who repeatedly declines to join activities walk into the recreation area for a concert, game or to participate in a trivia or discussion group. Here are a few tips that may help improve participation rates at your facility. Some you may be using already, others you may not have tried for a while.

10 ways to increase activity participation

There is hardly anything more rewarding for activity coordinators than an increase in resident participation. Weeks of hard work are paid off! Here are a few tips that may help improve participation rates at your location.

Nursing home residents often do not get many visitors or packages. Amanda Sonnier , a Topeka area Thirty-One saleswoman, is wanting to give...

Nursing home residents often do not get many visitors or packages. Amanda Sonnier , a Topeka area Thirty-One saleswoman, is wanting to give.

A May Day tradition! Make a flower door hanger for all of your neighbors and friends.

We always made May Day Flower Door Hangers and enjoyed putting them on friends' doors, knocking, and running way to avoid being caught and, of course, kissed!

During your working hours, you will see many clients outside of programmed activities; seize the opportunity and engage with them. It will only take a minute or two and can transform someone's state of mind and lift their spirits more than you can imagine.

Two Minute Activities for Dementia Care

During your working hours, you will see many clients outside of programmed activities; seize the opportunity and engage with them. It will only take a minute or two and can transform someone's state of mind and lift their spirits more than you can imagine

Gather your family and ask your grandparents these questions, suggested by the in-home caregivers at Home Helpers Home Care.

30 Life Questions You Need to Ask Your Grandparents

Ask your grandfather these fun questions on Father's Day or all year! One of the answers would be fun to put on a picture frame :) Gather your family and ask your grandparents these questions, suggested by the in-home caregivers at Home Helpers Home Care.

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