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September Planning

Here are a few ideas to get your September Planning started:
All American Breakfast Month – Plan a cook to order breakfast for your men or a chuck wagon breakfast for your whole building.
Apple Month – Make hot apple cider, apple pie or apple crisps. Some craft ideas are apple dolls or apple wreaths.
http://spoonful.com/crafts/apple-dolls
http://www.elder-one-stop.com/apple-wreaths.html
http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-apple-crumble-pie-54733.aspx
Classical Music Month – Have a Tea Party and play Classical Musical or call a local high school to have play their orchestra come perform for your residents
Healthy Aging Month- Encourage your residents to start exercising and eating healthier. Start a walk and roll club or exercise club. Have fruit baskets out for residents and staff.

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Jeopardy Game

Jeopardy is such a fun game to watch on TV and also to play. Here is an easy website with templates or you can create your own to fit your population. Easy to use and FUN!
http://jeopardylabs.com/

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Activities

 

The Decade You Were Born…

This DVD series features songs, commercials, video clips ect. from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Each DVD is four hours long and can be found at Wal-mart for $5.00 or $6.97 on Amazon. Your residents will enjoy memories from what was popular in that era to who was famous. These DVD’s are enjoyable to watch and interact with your residents. They have brought out many different conversations about their lives and what they were doing at that time.