How to Conduct a Reminiscing Session: Encouraging seniors to recollect and share memories is a stimulating mental activity. It promotes good social interaction and strengthens friendships. Wonderful and touching stories may be derived from this activity.
The best way to find meaningful activities for men is to uncover past lifestyle choices and history - you can gather this information from residents and their families. Here are 8 tips for engaging men in meaningful activities.
Use this motor movement break to get your class up and moving. Providing short exercise or brain breaks during the school day can help improve on-task behavior. These can also be used for indoor recess, an occupational or physical therapy session, as a warm up or full therapy activity. Print and laminate boards. Students roll a die to see which movement they must complete. Great small group or full classroom motor break.
For seniors living in nursing homes, the benefits of garden related activities are abounding. Many nursing homes now provide specially designed ‘memory gardens’ and ‘wander gardens’ for residents living with dementia.