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geriatric group ideas

Last post 09-18-2010, 11:42 AM by Deborah Newcum. 2 replies.
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  •  07-17-2010, 12:46 PM

    geriatric group ideas

    My facility, SNF, has a group activity once a week. Does anyone have any suggestions for ideas (ie cooking, exercise, craft, etc)? Thanks
  •  08-01-2010, 2:03 PM

    Re: geriatric group ideas

    One activity that I recently used with my residents was a gardening activity. Target has small pots of herbs (oregano, basil and chives) that come with seeds and soil pods. We borrowed paints and paint brushed from activities and one week had them paint their pots. The next week they planted their seeds. Now when they come to therapy each day, they can check on their pot, water it ( perhaps stand to do this), and it really gave them something to look forward to. Those that discharged were able to take it with them. We still get comments even from visiting family members about this.
  •  09-18-2010, 11:42 AM

    Re: geriatric group ideas

    Is Rehabcare in your area?  They have developed an extensive, inclusive, & very detailed bunch of handouts for Geri Groups. Im not sure what their sharing policy is. If you are interested, I will find out.
    Deb Newcum