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
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.
Many Aged care centers around the world are now introducing virtual reality technology to help residents lead fuller lives. This is especially helpful for those with dementia who have limited mobility
Cycling without Age started in 2012 in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark when a gentleman named Ole looked across the road at his neighboring care facility and decided that the elderly neighbors should also enjoy being out on the bike path with the wind in their hair.
The Whiddon Group, an award winning aged care service in Australia have introduced a fantastic new feathered friends program called “Hen Power” for their residents. Karn Nelson, the director of research for the Whiddon Group says “Hen Power is really about combating social isolation and loneliness for older people. From what weve seen it has […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]