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Burn Your Activity Calendar

OK. Maybe burning it would be going too far, but the best activities are often those that we could never plan. The best activities seem to sprout up spontaneously. While activity professionals are committed to having a lively and diverse activity calendar, it’s also important to facilitate those more spontaneous activities.

  • Have lots of options on-hand: decks of cards, puzzles, popular board games, ‘anytime activity boxes’  for on-going art, craft or service projects. A letter writing kit with different stationaries and stamps. Maybe some curious knick knacks or tchotchkes with a story. Song books, plays or sheet music. Photo albums and/or short biographies of residents are always popular. Continue reading
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Who’s the Aging Senior?

the aging senior is not 65. when you are 65, you are just a senior. when you are 95, you are an aging senior. by that, i mean that you become actively involved in the daily progression of your own aging. aging is a verb, and the very old don’t look like they are “doing” very much, but they are. Continue reading