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Help Residents Find new Friends

By brian barrick
February 21, 2012

            Sometimes residents feel like they do not belong in your facility and they just feel lonely, and no one enjoys feeling that way so why not find something where your residents can relate to one thing and discuss it, how about a discussion group? This would be a great way for your residents to ...

Assisted Living Facility Newsletters

By brian barrick
February 14, 2012

One hobby that almost all senior citizens seem to enjoy is reading the paper. They like to be kept up on what is happening in their community, events, and the cartoons and crossword puzzles. You can incorporate the newspaper into your facility by creating a monthly, weekly, or even daily newsletter that your residents would ...

Celebrate Residents Birthdays!

By brian barrick
February 06, 2012

Who doesn’t love having their birthday celebrated? It’s the one day out of the year that is all about you, so why wouldn’t you celebrate that. A great activity for your residents in your assisted living home would be a monthly birthday party where you celebrate every resident’s birthday in that specific month. All of ...

Trips & Tours for your residents

By brian barrick
January 31, 2012

Assisted Living Home residents, just like anyone else, needs to have fun in their life too. You can have holiday celebrations, musical events, exercise, and the list goes on and on, but you don’t want the residents getting bored with the same old bingo game do you? One activity that all residents are sure to ...

Pet Therapy in your Assisted Living Facility

By brian barrick
January 24, 2012

Ahh! Not much is nicer then snuggling up in a nice cozy blanket except for if it’s a nice cozy dog instead. An up and coming idea for assisted living facilities is to hold a pet day where volunteers can bring in certified therapy pets. Before the residents came into your facility, almost all of ...

Residents & Music!

By brian barrick
January 17, 2012

One hobby that manyenjoy is music. There are many different styles and tempos of music, but when working with residents at an assisted living facility, it is better to mind an era that they will enjoy. Whether it be jazz, classical, doo wop, or blues, music is a sure crowd pleaser and would get most ...

3 Steps to Easy Ice Cream Socials

By brian barrick
January 09, 2012

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream is definitely something worth smiling about, and everyone is quick to tell you there favorite flavors, triple chocolate, rocky road, cordial cherry, and the list goes on and on. So why not get your residents together just for ice cream? Ice cream brings ...

Holiday Activities for Your Residents

By brian barrick
January 05, 2012

Since we are coming out of the holiday seasons and on to Easter in a few months, I thought it would be good to share some holiday activities for you and your residents to enjoy. To make this easier to follow here are some ideas of holidays and what you can do with your residents: ...