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    Looking for something that will exercise seniors’ memory? Here is a nice and easy activity to enjoy with your residents in aged care – A-to-Z Memory Activity for Seniors in Aged Care. You may need a volunteer or activity assistant to do this with some seniors who need that extra support.

    aged care coordinator helping an elderly woman for the a-to-z memory activity

    This is a good 1:1 activity or great in a group. Print out sheets for residents to fill in on their own time. Or for a group activity, you can write the answers on a whiteboard for everyone to see, residents can call out their answers and that also encourages other residents to think about the question and call out an answer.

    A-to-Z Memory Activity Process

    • Use a large whiteboard for this activity and make a list from the top – A-to-Z.
    • Start with A and ask the group what kind of job or occupation starts with A.
    List of alphabets for the A-to-Z Memory Activity
    • Some answers might be – Artist, Anthropologist, Accountant, Actor.
    • When you have exhausted all your A’s start on B, writing the answers on the board next to B – Baker, Butcher, Barrister, etc. Some letters will be much harder to write than others.
    • You could also use this activity to name ‘Flowers’ from A-to-Z or ‘People Names’ from A-to-Z.
    • This gets everyone thinking and interacting together and it’s a lot of fun!
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