Activity Director Ideas Newsletter
Activity Idea of the Month
Tell the Story
Celebrate Independence Day (July 4) with your residents by passing around vintage photos (by mentalfloss.com) and asking them to create a story based on the patriotic photos. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2017 Dementia Activity Calendar.)
Creative Craft of the Month
Have fun this summer with residents by making summertime tie-dyed scarves (by ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com) that can be sold to raise money for activity supplies. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2017 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Summer Fashion Week.)
Activity Ideas for Male Residents
One-on-One Activity of the Month
In recognition of Canada's beautiful wilderness country, invite a volunteer to assist your resident with making popsicle stick wooden canoes (by eveofreduction.com) on Canada Day (July 1). (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2017 Men's Activity Calendar.)
Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents
Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month
To help your residents with celebrating Independence Day (July 4), assist them with making their own fireworks using flowers – dandelion fireworks (by notwiddletwaddle.com). For the craft, have residents dip dandelions into paint before making firework prints on their paper. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2017 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for All-American Week.)
Activity Resource of the Month
Next Stop Travel Documentaries
Do you have a resident who misses traveling? Then borrow a tablet and check out our resource of the month, Next Stop's YouTube channel, to share travel documentaries with your resident during your one-on-one visits.
Quick Tip: Start a Newsletter Club featuring your facility's residents as the writers and editors. Recruit volunteers to type the articles for a fun, monthly one-page newsletter.