I travel to a lot of nursing home and I see a lot of activities. Recently saw a memory bag in use. The bag consisted of of things that dealt with a theme... boy's bag, baby bag, fishing bag, etc. I saw the boy bag used in a small group of men. 3-4. As a piece was taken out of the bag, they residents were encouraged to discribe a memory associated with the object. There was an airplane with a rubber band propellor, army men, cowboys, indians, a stuffed puppy, and marbles. Lots of great ideas.
One facility has a scrap booking club. Another facility has a desert club, they make a desert once a week and share with the other residents. One facility has a quilting club. They have entered things in the state fair and the residents have actually won. There are crafts activities, card games, and board games. Bowling, gardening, casting a fishing pole. One facility goes to the local animal shelter once amonth and bring an animal for pet therapy.
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