Recreation Program Planning Manual for Older Adults

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Dimensions:7 x 11
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Author(s): Karen Kindrachuk

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This manual of program plans is designed to increase direct patient/client care time by providing a selection of programs with a proven track record.

All plans were developed and initially implemented with older adults in a long-term care setting. The content of each plan can be applied to any age group. 

These plans are designed so that recreation facilitators can implement the program and meet therapeutic needs safely.

Each plan has easy-to-read headings that provide quick reference to the concepts behind the plan, preparation, and implementation, as well as specific adaptations with which I have had personal experience.

Remember, the facilitator can make or break the program—groups feed off the energy you provide and clientele will not only evaluate the contents but also how you present the content.

I hope you enjoy running these programs as much as I do!

Table of Contents: 

Section 1: Brain Juice
Show Me the Money
Old Fashioned Spelling Bee
Bible Trivia
Common “Scents” Trivia Challenge
Geographic Trivia

Section 2: Active Games
Pool Noodle Hockey
Big-Dice Games
Donut an a String
Pyramid Toss
Human Bowling
Bean Bag Shuffleboard
Frontier Exercises
Parachute Games
Bean Bag Story Toss
Frisbee Limbo

Section 3: Tasty Treats
Quick-Mix Breakfast
Sensational Summer Smoothies
Traditional Sunday Dinner
Greeting Group Goodies
Cow Patties
Dreamboat Dessert
Trail Mix
Leave Your Teeth Behind
Vegetarian Pepper Mash
Vegetarian Croissant Delight

Section 4: Crafty Creations
Elf Blocks
Garden Buddies
Pot Heads
Tin Lid Ornaments
Fuzzy Tactile Dice
Twig Frames
Holiday Picture Frames (2-Part Program)
Beautiful Goodie Bags
Warped Vinyl Art
Decorative Fabric Hangers

Section 5: Creative Arts
Sensory Therapy Kit
Poetry (Haiku)
Role-Reversal Fairy Tales
All About Me
Circle Writing
Collage Imagery
Paint Blot
10-Word Frenzy
All Shapes and Sizes
The 5 W’s

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