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Stamp Collectors

Have some residents that enjoy collecting stamps?

Utah Philatelic Society 2012 Stamp Show

Free event at the Utah state fairgrounds

February 10th & 11th, 2012 – Friday,  – 10 am – 6 pm & Saturday,  – 10 am – 4 pm


May 25th & 26th, 2012 – Friday,  – 10 am – 6 pm & Saturday,  – 10 am – 4 pm
October 12th & 13th, 2012 – Friday,  – 10 am – 6 pm & Saturday,  – 10 am – 4 pm

Utah State Fair Park – Zion Building – 1000 W North Temple, Salt Lake City , Utah
Exhibits – Sales – Stamp Supplies – Free Appraisals – Silent Auction – Door Prizes

 
 

Old Time Radio Theater

If you love old time radio, this is your lucky day. We’ve got thousands of vintage radio programs for you!

http://www.mysteryshows.com/

  • 2,500 old time radio mystery shows, free download for everyone
  • 48,000 shows of all genres for download to everyone who supports this website with a small donation
  • Many rare shows that can’t be found anywhere else on the Internet
  • Mystery show podcast and easy podcast player page
  • Many old music shows
 
 

Memory Mats

Here’s a great reminisce resource, and you can even personalize the memory mat with the resident’s own pictures:

http://www.memorymats.ca/products

store: http://www.memorymats.ca/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=35

Here’s a couple of examples:

 

101 Things to do with a person with Alzheimer’s

http://www.theactivitydirectorsoffice.com/Gina_ActivityIdeasThatWork_Alzheimers.html

 

Alzheimer’s Products

Here’s a link to some great products for alzheimer’s.  I like this site, because you can choose products based on the stages of Alzheimer’s (early/middle/late)

https://store.best-alzheimers-products.com/index.php/activities-for-alzheimers.html

Here’s another website:

http://shop.alzstore.com/list-of-products-c5.aspx

 

Activity Therapy Alzheimer’s/Dementia store:

http://www.activitytherapy.com/dementiastore.htm

 

Memory Program DVD

Purchase memory programs:

http://www.memoryprograms.com/

Activity Protocol for them memory program:

http://www.recreationtherapy.com/tx/txalz.htm

 
 

Intergenerational Activities

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Across Generations Activities

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Activities

 

24 Piece Age-Appropriate puzzles

Here’s some great age appropriate puzzles for our lower functioning clients:

You can buy direct http://www.puzzles-plus.com/24-piece-jigsaw-puzzles

 

Translation problems? There’s an app for that!

Many of us struggle with language barriers between us and our residents.  Luckily, technology is on our side!  There are quite a few phone apps that we may use to help aid with communication.

for androids:

for iphones:

With google translate you can:

Translate text between more than 60 languages.Translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages using Google Translate for Android. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.With Google Translate you can:

* Translate text between 63 languages
* Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (17 languages)
* Listen to your translations spoken aloud (24 languages)
* Communicate with another person using speech-to-speech translation in Conversation Mode (ALPHA, 14 languages)
* Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read
* Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline
* Access your translation history even when you’re offline
* Spell out the translation of non-Latin script languages (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, etc..) in Latin characters to read it phonetically (e.g. Pinyin, Romaji)
* View additional dictionary results for single words or short phrases

Translations between the following languages are supported:

Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in Consultant Notes