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submitted by Sheri Schantz of Corporate Consultant - facility activity director on February 28, 2008
Size of Group: you can create a calendar for each level of care
Equipment: Internet connection
Objective: Creating the monthly calendar within budget
I was very reluctant to use this company when my administrator told me about them. After the first try, I was hooked. This site is hands down the best way to get a great calendar. They do all of our facilities and they also do newsletters. I used to create my calendar a different way (online) but then I had to go to Kinko's. Now I can do everything online and it gets delivered to my facility. They are cheaper than Kinko's, and I saved tons of time instead of chasing down all the people and gas
money to get my monthly calendar done.
submitted by Angel
Bell-Miklas of Woodward Estate Assisted Living
on June 30, 2003
Each month when I complete the
upcoming calendar I make a trip to Kinko's or nearest copy store.
There I have them enlarge the calendar to 4"X 3".
This usually take a few minutes and cost under $10.00. once
that is done I pull out my colored markers and invite the residents
to join me for a quiet afternoon of chit-chat as we color in
the clip art and what-nots on the calendar. Often times I use
this project as some downtime for myself. I then post this calendar
on our community board for all to see. I like to cover the board
with seasonal fabric or cut outs to add a splash of color. I
get many compliments on my calendar board. I'm always asked
how I plan on decorating the next month's board...I also get
some great ideas and help from my residents
by Darlene Revell, Activity Director of Ginter Hall South on May
Equipment: Magnetic board, magnets to be pasted to back of listings, easel
or wall to hang the magnetic board
Objective: To display the
daily activities for everyone that passes through the lobby
of the facility. The residents use this board more often than
the news letter provided to them each month. When I first started
the job, the daily activities were displayed in a hand written
form that was not very attractive and needed some revamping.
The lobby of our facility is very nice and reflects the rest
of the facility, so I needed to come up with something that
was neat, attractive and fit with the setting.
Description: You can be
very creative with this method. At the arts and crafts store
you will find a spongy sheet that comes in a variety of colors.
I use white for everyday activity listings and colored for holiday
and special events. Each sheet is the size to a regular piece
of typing paper and can be cut to fit. You will also need to
purchase black letters with sticky back. Choose your size, I
use 1" letters. For each activity that you repeat each
week and month, make a strip and spell out the activity. On
the back of the strip paste magnets on each end and in the middle.
Each day when it is time to update your board, just choose the
activity that corresponds to your calendar.
Replacement becomes very quick
and simple and it is nice looking. You can find different shapes
and colors cut out already to decorate the board. The possibilities
|Displaying Our Calendar
submitted by Mel of Atria on February 18,
paper, colored pencils, stickers decorations
Description: At my facility
we have a 4x5 window display for our calendar. We write it out
with colored pencils on 3foot x 4foot paper and decorate it
along with the entire surrounding area. It is very attractive
and is located next to the Activities Room so everyone passes
it daily and is aware of the current activities. We also are
fortunate enough to havewhat we call a community board where
we display various things, the residents love it.
submitted by Lori Sacksteder
of Community Hospital-Springfield Ohio
I just wanted to share with you
this idea on creating a different type of monthly calendar.
When I first started my new job last week the activity calendar
was not very attractive so I began to work with my color printer
and added some color and graphics to the existing calendar,
and then I looked into the cost for color copies. When I did
that I had not yet known how expensive color copies were. it
was suggested to me that since the budget was small and it's
a 41 bed unit that I make the color copies and then have the
hospital volunteers laminate them, and reuse them every month
putting the date on them with an overhead marker. Now this will
only work if you have the same activities at the same time every
week like I do on the skilled nursing unit. Also, stickers can
be used for holidays and special dates. And in the long run
this should be more cost efficient while at the same time brighten
up the patient's rooms.
Resident's love this large calendar
by Kathy Watson SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation for Dresden
I use my computer to make my colored calendars. Then I go to
my local printing co.(if you tell them who this calendar is
for they will give you a discount) I have them blow up a very
large colored calendar for everyone to see. All the residents
loved the the large calendar and the different pictures I use
To create more colorful and imaginative
by Christine Allen of Newmarket Health Center
Another simple suggestion to add
color and creativity to your monthly calandars would be to purchase
a clipart design package. In Canada I purchased a cd rom with
over 45,000 clip art designs for only $25.00. It has everything
you need to make borders, add pictures, and bring your calandars
and newsletters to life!
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