Engaging Older Residents in Activities


Whether you’re a Program Coordinator or a staff member at an assisted living facility or nursing home, there are many simple steps you can take to engage residents. As you well know, engagement and activity aids in the mental and physical health of us all. Here are some suggestions for a few easy and fun activities for older adults.

➢    Crafting a simple Pinterest idea with minimal materials

➢    Board games are always a hit no matter your age

➢    Weekly mini book groups with topics that relate to the residents

➢    Inside or outdoor picnics with an old school red checkered cloth

➢    Television nights with shows from the past (think I Love Lucy and Cosby Show)

➢    Assist them with a FaceTime or Skype call with their loved ones

➢    Make them their own music playlist because who doesn’t enjoy some good tunes

➢    Have them scrapbook some photos they may have lying around their room


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