I love this week! In our facility every department gets involved in each individual department's week of recognition. For instance, the dietary department provides dinner for the assistants one day, housekeeping provided ice cream sundays another day and the front office staff provided appetizers and raffles one day. Nurses volunteer to come in early and fix a full breakfast for night shift. We do something different each day with random raffles all week all shifts! Here are a few ideas that our team has enjoyed the past couple of years: management did a car wash for the assistants, tricycle race with prizes (residents loved this one), scavenger hunt with prizes, box after box wrapped with the smallest holding 100-$1.00 bills taped end to end that pulled out as a raffle, the nurses cover the floor for added breaks for the assistants so that they can all go together and catered dinners. We always end the week with a dinner with all kinds of raffles through out the meal. We give items such as candles, beach towels, gift cards
, crock pot, coolers, ipod, outdoor games, dvd players, fourth of july basket, bath and body sets, blender, ice cream maker, ect. We make sure to have enough so that all (about 60) team members get something (provided by our company owner). We had the nurses draw numbers and three of them had to wear crazy glasses during the whole meal. One was marked on the inside and they won the biggest prize. The nurses and other departments cover the floor so that each assistant can enjoy their party. These are just a few ideas and the nurses do other little things through out the week as well. Make it fun and memorable for all!