I work on an inpatient Physical Rehabilitation unit and we provide barbecues for the following holidays: Memorial Day and 4th of July. On Christmas Eve we bake Christmas cookies all day. The patients can take some to share with their family when they come to visit. We have also carved pumpkins on Halloween. Messy, but the patients enjoyed it and had fun
Posted by anonymous
Saturday, August 02, 2008 at 16:12:21 (CDT), IP Address: 67163175144
I work at a good size nursing home with good family involvement. Twice a year (Prom and Christmas) we have a large party with the residents and two guests of their choice. The residents make invitiations, mail them, have a decorating committee, are given a budget, and plan a menu. This year for christmas we had a record breaking number of guests who enjoyed polka all night long. Families are always so suprised that they are having fun with their loved ones in a NURSING HOME!!!!!
Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 22:06:16 (CST)
Bingo (or any holiday theme) ~Having cards with 4 columns with
a color for each column. ~Having 4 holiday related pictures
under each column so there is a total of 16 squares. ~Calling
out color and picture combinations and having participants color
in the square with the same color marker should they have it.
For example:"Red Candycane" Paricipants would then look in their
red column to see whether or not they have a candycane. If they
do, they use their red marker to color in the square. ~To win,
one should have 4 in a row, up and down, diagonally, or to make
the game last longer, having them fill in the whole card. ~Great
game for picture and color recognition! ~Giving prizes is fun
Valentine Sweetheart Dinner Spouces
of residents and son or daughter make reservations for dinner
for two. The dinning room is transformed in a elequent resturant.
Lights are dimmed,candles, long stem roses are placed on the table.
Dietary staff and servers are dressed in red commberbuns,bow tie,tuxedo
shirts. The activity dept were the hostess and as family came
in with the resident,they are escorted to their table. The Local
school came and brought their violins and went around to the tables
and played soft romantic music. I even had several residents that
started dancing with their spouce or son. It was a very fullfilling
activity not only for the residents and families but also for
the staff, for they were able to see a different side of the residents
and their family and were able to take part in this possitive
exprience. It was also good intergenerational activity. And very
possitive for the community to see.
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 09:40:31
Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at 16:08:17 (CST)