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Men’s Club

Activities for Seniors 
I’m often asked what to do at Men’s Club.
First of all, I always ran our Men’s Club one afternoon a week. We meet in an area reserved for the men. Beers, wine, cool drinks & snacks are supplied.

If available I would invite a gentleman from the community to be a guest speaker, maybe someone that could bring in interesting things to show and talk about.
Once I had a young physio student on work experience who rode a motorbike he was happy to bring it into where we met so the men could look at it and ask him questions and they told stories of their motorbike riding days.
If you could find someone local who was a car enthusiast and could bring in a restored car for the men to look at that’s a great afternoon.

Our local Hardware store donated wooden kits and showed the men how to make small timber projects to put together.

I purchased a horse racing DVD game which we played with play money, you would place your bets on a large whiteboard then play the DVD to see who was the winner, by the end of the afternoon the person with the most play money was the best punter for the day. I invited an ex-jockey to come in and help run the game as I had quite a few keen horse racing residents at the time and they had a lot of fun! 

Sometimes we would go down to our activity room and play carpet bowls, indoor golf or pool, we were lucky enough to have a pool table donated to our facility. If you have a bus you could take the men out for the afternoon on a men’s only bus trip.

Sometimes they are happy just gathering around the table together, having a few drinks and reminiscing about past working occupations, cars, time spent in the forces, chat about the weekly news, how times have changed, the subjects are endless. It’s nice just to let them spend their special men’s only time together.
The Tool Shed Aquapaint set is an ideal activity for the men living with dementia, the tool themed paint canvases encourage conversation about days spent working with tools. The Aquapaint sets are easy to use and can be reused over and over. Available for purchase in our store >here<.
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Debbie Davison
Debbie is the owner of Memory Lane Therapy and an experienced Activity coordinator for Aged care. Her passion is Music, Arts, Crafts and making people Laugh and Smile.

4 Comments

  • Nicole
    Hi, I'm working with a variety of low vision to blindness clients, what would you recommend as an activity program. Cheers Nicole.
    • The other senses are smell, feeling. hearing. So music and singing - some of my blind residents enjoy this. Baking cooking bread, cakes the aroma of the baking, smell is important, then eat the freshly baked bread or scones with jam & cream. Relaxation music with shoulder back rubs with out massage mitt, scalp massage , aromatherapy hand massages, painting nails..Reading stories or poems. Play guess this tune or song, play a few sentences to a song " guess the song"
    • Maggie
      Hello Nicole, We have a lot events in our place that you can join for free! Music performance every week, Students/Senior reading program , Happy hour to meet more friends. send me an email for more details: maggie.foxx@atriaretirement.ca
  • Nicole
    What are your ideas.

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