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Enjoyable Memory Care activities?
Old 07-03-2022, 08:05 AM

My fresh out of college son has a new job as activity director at a day program for participants with memory issues. His degree is in Gerontology. It is a non-profit; therefore, he must be a good steward with resources. The program is just restarting from being closed due to Covid. Right now there are only a few participants on alternating days. He said there are a few idea books and a binder from previous years with ideas, but he is trying to come up with more activities.

Being a teacher, I am on the hunt for ideas. I think it's fun to research things, but the challenge is finding crafts or activities that are not too juvenile, but not too challenging and need to be inexpensive. He said the participants enjoy demonstrations. He also tries to tailor the activities to the preferences of participants.

They have puzzles, short group discussion time, chair exercise and regular volunteers perform live music. They also have a nice outdoor area for days with cooler weather. Lunch is provided. For participants it is meant to be a fun, social few hours. Their caregivers get a much needed break.

Do any of you have ideas that might be appealing to this population? I have been looking family fun type websites- craft ideas and science experiments.

Thanks in advance!!!

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