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Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience for Seniors

Armchair Travel takes people to faraway places without leaving home. It provides a sensory experience and the opportunity to learn about exotic lands and important past events in a meaningful manner. This is a wonderful activity for seniors living in nursing homes and suitable for people with dementia.

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Paper Planes Reminiscing Game

Ideal for men in nursing homes, this activity will foster friendship and bring much laughter. It is a fun and stimulating activity for seniors and an opportunity to reminisce.

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I want to be an activities coordinator at a nursing home when I graduate. I love working with the elderly, so I hope that I will graduate with a TR major with a Gerontology minor or emphasis. And how fun does this look?!

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Free Printable: School Days Reminiscing questions for the elderly. Reminiscing activities are perfect for small groups of seniors in nursing homes.

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Paint Chip Color Matching Game...great idea for nursing home activity

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Sensory Boxes & Other Ideas to Stimulate the Senses

The sensory functions of elders decline as they grow older and this can impact on their feelings of well-being. Multi-sensory stimulation is becoming increasingly popular in nursing homes based on impressive results. Sensory activities contribute to the emotional and physical health of people living with dementia. Sensory activities can be non-verbal; thereby crossing cultural boundaries.

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How to motivate residents in long term care

Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate residents in nursing homes to attend and participate in scheduled activities. It is important that you identify any barriers - whether perceived or real - that might be preventing residents from getting involved.

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Rejuvenated garden therapy program for seniors. improves motor skills and sensory skills.

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