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Archives of #dvd

From the Author: October Update from Outback Australia

Hello everybody, We have been very busy with our Sing-along and now our boxed card sets to use in activities. I am currently in Darwin at the top of Australia but heading back to Perth Western Australia in just over two weeks time. I will be travelling by road in my four wheel drive towing […]

From the Author: August Update – Activity Cards Inspiration

Hello everybody, We have been very busy with our Sing-along and now our boxed card sets to use in activities. I am currently in Darwin at the top of Australia but heading back to Perth Western Australia in just over two weeks time. I will be travelling by road in my four wheel drive towing […]

The Wishing Tree

We were pleasantly surprised at how great this idea worked! We made two trees as there were at least 80 residents in our residential care home and we invited them all to make a wish on the trees. My co-worker got her husband to make a tree out

Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

As an Activity Coordinator music plays a large part in my therapy programme. Music is a powerful tool to reach your residents, people who cannot communicate will sing, it is a wonderful thing to witness and such a great therapy.

Choosing the right care in old age

The aged have navigated the cycles of life and now find themselves at the advanced stages of life, living, and death. Consider that they were once young; full of energy and youthful vigor. They had ( may still have) dreams, pursued them and applied themselves in their time.

Boogie Boarding for an Active Retirement

The picture that comes to mind when discussing the elderly and the retired is one that borders on frailty, sickness, boredom, and loneliness. In fact, statistics reveal that senior citizens die more from the effects of being alone and depression than from being sick. While nature takes its course in the occurrence of the first […]

From the Author: Stories from the road

Hello my name is Debbie I come from Perth, Western Australia. I worked in aged care as an Activity Coordinator for 8 years, I now run this online aged care resource Memory Lane Therapy.

A to Z – Memory Activity for Seniors

Here is a nice and easy activity to enjoy with your residents, like most of our activities we encourage you to set the mood with some fun upbeat music. 
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