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Any ideas for keeping residents engaged during seclusion if they are not technologically savvy?


Denise Heimlich  April 29, 2020

We have an asphalt walking trail that forms a loop. Residents may walk this trail through the forest as long as they maintain social distance. We have added to their outdoor experience and increased the number of dimensions of wellness during the walk by starting Phrase Finder. Each Monday, we leave clues at each entrance to the trail (there are 3 entrances) telling walkers the number of words in the phrase (usually 2) and how many letters they need to find. We chalk the clues right on the asphalt and chalk letters along the trail. After the walk, the residents have a word scramble to solve. Clues and letters stay visible until it rains or we clean them off on Fridays so that we can chalk a new phrase to solve the following Monday. Residents are having fun. Each phrase is inspirational or funny.

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Monica Feldman  March 26, 2020

Each participant can do a coloring page that expresses their feelings, color, etc. and then have all coloring pages put together in one big collage once it is safe to do so. It will show the power of the community using own's creativity and perspective about the situation. Coloring is a perfect activity to reduce stress and pass time without the use of sophisticated technology.

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Kathie  March 25, 2020

Be sure to check the Resource list that ICAA provides for you on Left menu! If you have some outstanding ideas, send them to me as I will continue to add to the Resource list! kathiegarbe@icaa.cc

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Jill Ross  March 23, 2020

We are having Trivial pursuit contests every weekend. First 10 back that are correct get a prize (roll of toilet paper with Community sticker on it LOL)
Residents who can play an instrument are having floor concerts and sing alongs.
Using our in house channel for positive type movies and an intellectual program in the mornings Movies to be shown Matinee and evenings.
Phone committee to call residents and talk with them to keep communicating with them.
Brain game packets available once a week.

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Julie Stevens  March 22, 2020

In addition to individual in-room activities, we are doing Hallway Programs. Residents pull a chair to their doorway within sight lines of the life enrichment coordinator, and play bingo, participate in a sing-along, enjoy humor programs, and chair exercise

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Mellany Hanson  March 20, 2020

Among other things, we are placing brain puzzles, games, etc. in the meal deliveries. Amazing how such a little thing is so appreciated.

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