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Archives of #ideas

Day Spa for Mothers Day

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.

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.

Forget me Not – dementia educational program

A new program in South Australia – Forget me Not is helping to educate children about the disease and to help build a more aware and accepting community for people living with dementia. The program runs for 8 weeks delivering weekly lessons to the students in years 4 and 5 and includes collaborative art lessons and fun […]

Can robots take care of the elderly?

In the UK 1.2 million elderly people are chronically lonely and with the elderly population growing there is not enough young people to provide care and support. Now researchers and developers are looking at new and innovative ways to help support the growing care needed for the elderly population.

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 […]
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