Tagged with old dogs new tricks

The Panel

Next week we’ll be having an event which we’re calling “The Panel,” based loosely on the TV programme of the same name.  I’ve asked our physio, our educator/RN, our chaplain and our pharmacist to sit on this panel and the ressies will have the opportunity to ask them questions – I’m anticipating mainly health and well … Continue reading

Sing the ‘Flus Away

I always like to have a few benefits of activities up my sleeves – I find that some ressies are quite interested in ‘the point’ and that it assists in motivation. Plus it can be helpful for motivating rec staff and reminding other staff in the multidisciplinary team that DT is more than just fun and … Continue reading

Parlez-Vous Français?

The other day, a client of mine flippantly commented that she would have loved to have learned French when she was younger. I smiled and told her that you’re never too old to learn. Languages are popular with the U3A and the Wesley Senior’s Learning, and after a little hunt on Google Scholar, I found that there’s a bit of … Continue reading

Words with the Elderly

Why Scrabble? Dave Schimoda,  says “There are many  health benefits; the mental concentration required to puzzle through different word options in Scrabble also puts the brain into a meditative state much like taking a class of yoga or meditating. Taking this time to deliberately relax and engage in some mental exercise is a great way … Continue reading

Teaching Grandmother to Eat Eggs

Below is just a good little article about why it’s important to eat eggs. Nice little filler for an Easter themed April newsletter or a morning tea chat. 10 facts about eggs 1.    Eggs contain 11 different vitamins and minerals. 2.    Eggs have the highest nutritional quality protein of all food sources. 3.    The … Continue reading

Star Gazing Night

Who doesn’t enjoy a night with the stars. Contact your local observatory; chances are good that they will have a member of the community who just happens to be passionate about astronomy and who has a decent telescope and who may just be happy to visit your facility with the said telescope one night. The … Continue reading

Heart Health

Why not encourage your clients to think about CV health this Valentine’s Day? Source: Heart Foundation A healthy heart is about enjoying a healthy lifestyle & making this a part of your everyday life. It is also about taking positive steps to reduce risk factors. Everyone can do something to help prevent heart disease, including … Continue reading