by Rebecca Hart of Friendship Village of Columbus on February
Generation Game is a fun event where families were able to reminisce
and also learn new things about one another.
to our Family Council meeting in Ridgewood (our Assisted Living
Community), the Activity Department scheduled a program to try
to encourage family/resident interaction as well as increase
attendance at our Family Council meeting. The Generation Game
was a spin-off of the popular television show The Newlywed Game.
Residents and their family members were paired together. Each
team was asked a series of questions that tested the child s
memory of their parent s favorite things. Questions such as
where was your parents favorite vacation spot? Or who is their
favorite movie star triggered much discussion and laughter.
The questions were also reversed when Residents were asked about
their children. Questions such as who was their son/daughter
s best childhood friend? Family Members were given cards and
markers and wrote their answers down. Residents gave their responses
verbally. The team with matching answers got points and the
winning team was awarded a bouquet of flowers one for the residents
suite, one for the family to take home.
The Generation Game was a fun event where families were able
to reminisce and also learn new things about one another. The
best part was that the game was not only an enjoyable activity
to participate in, but also very entertaining to watch. (We
had our own studio audience!) Both Residents and family members
had positive comments about the activity all had a good time.