The staff and I recently held a 1960’s day in our aged care center and it was a huge success with the residents. In this article, I am sharing some of the key points and some photos to help inspire you when holding your own 1960’s day.
I’m always keen to take new activity products to trial at work and watch how my residents enjoy using them especially my residents who have dementia. This week I took in a Skittle set and the cute stackable Penguin game to play with them. Both games came in a clear PVC carry bags with a sturdy zipper.
I am lucky enough to have collected and inherited many old kitchen utensils which I display in my outdoor kitchen complete with an old ‘Everhot’ wood stove. I’m always on the lookout at op shops and car boot sales for old and unusual items that I can add to my collection.
Elvis Presley is an icon to many around the world and even more so to the older generation. Many of our seniors in care were in their youth when Elvis was a superstar on TV and radio and these would be great memories to them.
While working in Aged Care we decided one Mothers Day to create a Day Spa where all our ladies could come and be spoilt and pampered for the afternoon and it was a huge hit! We created our Day Spa year after year because everyone loved it so much.
Walking – its free, fun and lifts the mood of the participants! It is important to keep older body’s active and a walking group is a great social event to hold in your aged care center every week. People in wheelchairs may also want to join the walking club so it is important to have […]