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! It is even more gratifying to see a resident who repeatedly declines to join activities walk into the recreatio

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How to Make an "I Spy" Bottle

How to Make an I Spy Bottle. The Kidlet got an I Spy Bottle for Christmas and loves it.

Alzheimer's Fidget Blanket Sportsman Alzheimer's _ Dementia _ Autism _ Restless…

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Senior folks like to make crafts that are easy to make, and suitable to do with limited dexterity. Over 30 crafts for senior citizens in nursing homes. Simple craft projects ideas for older adults.

49 Amazing Craft Ideas for Seniors

Senior folks like to make crafts that are easy to make, and suitable to do with limited dexterity. Over 30 crafts for senior citizens in nursing homes. Simple craft projects ideas for older adults. - My Crafts Your Crafts

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15 Awesome Classroom Ideas For Teachers

Ice breakers are fun activities to get students more acquainted with one another. They create a fun environment to help build relationships with new people. College students often have an icebreaker activity on the first day of class.

The sensory functions of elders decline as they grow older and this can impact on their feelings of well-being. Multi-sensory stimulation is becoming increasingly popular in nursing homes based on impressive results. Sensory activities contribute to the emotional and physical health of people living with dementia. Sensory activities can be non-verbal; thereby crossing cultural boundaries.

Sensory Boxes & Other Ideas to Stimulate the Senses

The sensory functions of elders decline as they grow older and this can impact on their feelings of well-being. Multi-sensory stimulation is becoming increasing

Getting another month out of an already existing bulletin board at the nursing home. I asked every one of my residents what they were thankful for and made a Tree of Thanks!

Getting another month out of an already existing bulletin board at the nursing home. I asked every one of my residents what they were thankful for and made a Tree of Thanks!

Easy Sun Catchers with Coloring Pages

Easy Sun Catchers with Coloring Pages

Plan your own Mini Olympics for the Elderly in Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities. What a spectacular event and what a great opportunity to make your facility buzz with excitement!

How to host your own Mini Olympics

How to host your own Mini Olympics: Plan your own Mini Olympics for the Elderly in Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities. What a spectacular event and what a great opportunity to make your facility buzz with excitement!

We did this at a nursing home mission project at our school! So cut and precious times with sweet people there.

Faux Stained Glass Recycled Jars

It's super easy to make faux stained glass using mason jars with this tutorial at Mom Spark. I good project for both kids and adults alike!

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?!

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.

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