Supporting the Life Enrichment Team

Initiatives and ideas to help plan daily life

Activities Strong

Contributed by: Linked Senior

An initiative put together by the team at Linked Senior to support communities and Activity Professionals

READ MORE: https://www.pioneernetwork.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Activities-Strong.pdf

Activity Director Resources: Ideas from the Experts

Contributed by: NCCAP

www.NCCAP.com

Long-term care communities and their Activity / Life Enrichment Departments are being affected by the COVID-19 virus by having to limit group programming. NCCAP would like to share the following resources for in-room activity programming.

Click here to access the resources

Total Brain Health

Contributed by:  Cynthia Green 
www.totalbrainhealth.com

Total Brain Health Anytime, Anywhere Resources include an online video-based brain training series as well as the Quiet The Mind program.
Total Brain Health “It’s Happening in the Hallway” brain fitness activities that can be shared from the hallway, the new activity hub as many communities adjust to new ways to keep everyone engaged and well.

Resources for Activity Directors

Contributed by:  Baillie Hillman, OTR, CDP, CADDCT
www.ActivityDirectorResource.com

Ballie invited you to join an Activity Directors Facebook group where you can share ideas with fellow activity Directors.  And check out her Covid 19 Free Resource Guide which gives you all the resources you need to create and implement fun activities for your residents.

Launching next week: Weekly Compass – a new activity resource each week. If you sign up, you can then watch your email for more information.

May is Older Americas Month – Make Your Mark

Contributed by:  Administration for Community Living (ACL)
www.acl.gov

Tips to help you Engage Virtually

Virtual Connections

Contributed by:  Juniper Communities
www.junipercommunities.com

Virtual Connections is a hub for teams, individuals, senior living residents and families to access free activity and entertainment resources. As individuals and communities practice “stay at home” and no-visitor access as a response to COVID-19, the leaders at Juniper Communities and LTC REIT have gathered these resources for all to enjoy!

Click here

Free, Online Learning Opportunities to Help in Navigating COVID-19

Contributed by: The Eden Alternative

Need help navigating COVID-19?  The Eden Alternative is offering a variety of free, online learning opportunities to help build community, offer encouragement, and promote the exchange of creative ideas and solutions.

Click here to learn more.

Register to join the weekly discussion group, Coronavirus Impact on the 3 Plagues and Creating a New Normal
Or would you like to check out past discussions?  Then click here!

Learn more about Facebook Live events

Blog Articles with Fun Things to Do

Contributed by: Eversound

Continuing Engagement During Precautionary Isolation

Contributed by:  iN2L
www.iN2Lcom

Click here to access free engagement activities

COVID-19 Support

Contributed by:  Music & Memory
www.musicandmemory.org

Webinar in which certified Music & Memory organizations shared ideas and updates regarding best practices for providing personalized music during this crisis, including methods for quickly starting a Music & Memory program, hygiene standards, music discovery in the age of social distancing, and additional support options and materials for immediate use.

Click here to watch the recorded webinar
Click here and look under AVAILABLE RESOURCES to access downloadable lists of free genre-based playlist
Click here to request a free guide, How to Make a Personalized Playlist for a Loved One

Ideas from the Field

A list of ideas supporting engagement in your community, contributed by the experts in the field, it could be you!

Contributed by: Jennie Dill, Life Engagement Specialist, Anthem Memory Care, Aurora, Colorado

  • Pen Pals virtual or snail mail
  • Video diaries from high school students – emphasis on asking elders for advice and input
  • Daily text/photo updates to families – Elders/families divided up amongst leadership team members to keep this communication manageable
  • Skype virtual activities – play an instrument, tell jokes, read a story, lead a bible study, canvas and cocktails, cooking demo, etc. Partnering with our intergenerational communities as well as encouraging and empowering families to provide this engagement for their loved ones. (sending ideas and sign-up sheet through SignUpGenius)
  • Multiplayer games – virtual Wii tournaments, multiplayer online games (hangman, tic tac toe, crossword puzzles, etc.),
  • Collaborative TimeSlips virtual story telling
  • Virtual Music! Skype concerts, Drumming & Rhythm Circle, youth recitals
  • Scenic Drives/Sightseeing Tours (our Elders, our staff, our van, no social contact).
  • Students doing a virtual tour of their campus/homes via FaceTime, GoPro
  • I have a group coming dressed up as superheroes to clean the windows on the outside of our community, pick up trash, etc.
  • Ramping up Facebook posts for our community to keep family and friends informed about the great things happening within our community while they are not able to visit

Watch this 3-minute video where Jennie shares some of the things being done to support engagement

Let’s Talk about Person-Centered Care During Pandemic

Contributed by: Attendees at the Planetree Webinar

READ MORE: Planetree-Inspirations-from-Webinar-Attendees-031820

Strategies for Turning Social Distancing into Social Engagement

Contributed by: Carmen Bowman, Regulator turned Educator, Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change

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Exercise Video and Wellness

Contributed by: Spiro100 & Brilliant Aging

Programs and resources to support wellness activities

READ MORE: https://www.pioneernetwork.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Exercise.pdf

Life Enriching Activities During Isolation

Contributed by: NCCAP

Activity Professionals share how-to’s and ideas.

READ MORE: https://www.pioneernetwork.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Activity-Resources-NCCAP.pdf

Resources from Sounds Affects Music

Contributed by: Hanna Doreen Brown

Some great YouTube playlists that might give the effect of live music in your community.

READ MORE: https://www.pioneernetwork.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Resources-from-Sound-Affects-Music.pdf

Simple is Best

Contributed by: Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP

Three favorite Montessori materials for engaging elders: Three-part cards, reading aloud, and polishing household items.

Simple is Best Ideas from Montessori

More simple ideas

Preference Assessment | Honoring Resident Preferences During Quarantine

Contributed by: PELI

https://preferencebasedliving.com/

PELI Tip Sheet-Honoring Preferences Under Quarantine