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Therapists planning for September....
can be a major instrument for developing insight, establishing
and maintaining positive therapeutic rapport... creating
a sense of hopefulness...."
- Board and Care Recognition Month
- 2nd week- National Housekeepers
- 3rd week- National Laundry Worker's
- 3rd week- National Rehabilitation
- 3rd week- National Adult Day
Care Center Week
- 4th week- National Food Service
- 1st Sunday after Labor Day is
National Grandparents Day
- 1st Monday- Labor Day in Canada
and United States
- 9- California Day (1850, 31st
- 15-16- Mexican Independence
- 17- Citizenship Day, Constitution
- 22/23- Autumn begins
- Birthstone- sapphire
- Flower- morning-glory
- 1- Start of WW II
- 1- Canadian provinces of Alberta
and Saskatchewan established (1905)
- 2- Japan's surrender in WW II
celebrated as Victory in V-J Day (1945)
- 3- Great Britain signed Treaty
of Paris, ending the Revolutionary Ware in America (1783)
- 14- Francis Scott Key wrote
"Star Spangled Banner" (1814)
- 16- Mayflower sailed from England
- 17- U.S. Constitution signed
- 1- Englebert Humperdinck (1854),
Rocky Marciano (1923)
- 5- Jesse James (1847)
- 15- James Fenimore Cooper (1789),
William H. Taft (1857)
- 24- F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896)
- 26- Johnny Appleseed (1774)
- 27- Samuel Adams (1722)
Just after the death of the flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When Nature is all aglow.
Decorating for the Seasons
Submitted by Kathy Hart of LifePath, Inc
We decorate for the seasons by creating simple scenes...for fall we use a large tree and leaves we cut out from construction paper or fun foam. On the leaves the staff write what fall means or reminds the seniors of. Then we put them on our cut out tree. We also have a Christmas tree we keep up all year and decorate it for the month/season. We ask our Seniors what to put on the tree and then "create" the items.
For Winter we make a large Christmas tree and use balls for their thoughts or snowflakes for a wintery scene.
Spring you could use Easter eggs or bunnies
Summer could be surfboards or flip flops.
|Colors of Fall
submitted by Sherry of Elmcroft on September 24, 2006
Size of Group: 3 to 8
Equipment: Foam pieces; poster board; marker; velcro strips
Objective: Sensory activity
Description: Cut bright colored foam pieces into leaf shapes.
Cut white poster board in half then draw a tree with branches
on the poster board. Next take velcro strip and put one
side on back of foam leaves and the other velcro piece
on a tree branch. Ask the residents to pick a neat fall
color leaf out and stick it on their tree. *REMEMBER never
ask them to pick a favorite color. They may get nervous
and frustrated thinking this is a test and they might not
get the correct answer.
Then repeat the instruction about a neat fall color until
they have stuck all the leaves on the tree. I make big
bright colored leaves that are easy to see and easy to
Submitted by Cathy La Prova of Providence Adult Day Health
on October 22, 2003
Equipment: Medium size white Styrofoam balls, various
colors of felt scraps, miniature straw hat, yarn, yellow
spray paint, small artificial autumn leaves
Objective: A scarecrow ornament that can be hung by
a piece of yarn for a decoration.
Description: Spray paint the Styrofoam
ball yellow and let dry. Cut various pieces of felt
to be used for eyes,
nose and mouth. Using either straight pins, hot glue
or Elmer’s glue, secure the fact in place. Pin
an autumn leaf to the base of the ornament as a little ""necktie"".
Glue yarn ""hair"" to the top of
the head. Make a hole in the little straw hat and put
a piece of yarn about six inches long through the hat,
securing it to the head with a pin. Your little scarecrow
guy is now ready to be hung up!
submitted by Venita Franey
of Jefferson Healthcare on April 24, 2000
Size of Group: app
100 residents and invited guest
bar with twenty plus toppings, 8-9 volunteer models and
ladies clothing store. a hard working facility team.
Objective: fun for
ladies residents % honors mothers and is good PR
residents that want to participate invite guest to a potato
bar with many toppings and a style show. This annual event
is a lot of fun with a different theme for decorations.
This year we used butterflies as a theme to decorate hats.
Last year we used red roses. The ladies love it!!
submitted by Linda Bell Recreation Director
of Shoreham Village Chester.N.S.
Size: no limit if
hall is large enough
to four different entertainment groups, hotdog's, ice-cream
and drinks, barbecues, certificates or pins
Objective: we gather
together once a year,September for an afternoon with 12
seniors homes to celebrate Homes For Special Care Month.This
allows our residents to greet old friends and make new
Description: The Recreation
Directors meet a few months before the event to plan the
day. Each Home is responsible for certain foods for the
lunch. My particular home brings 6 dozen hot dogs buns.
We each bring our own drinks and snacks, plates, cups,
cutlery and potato salad. We rent a large hall and split
the cost between the Homes for rental (usually $10.00)
each. We each bring our banners to put up while others
bring the barbecues. We invite the MLA'S from our areas,
a representative from our Recreation Association and a
representative from Associated Homes. Our Administrator's
attend and man the barbecues. We have 3-4 different groups
entertain. Usually dancers of some sort,some old type
sing a long music and fiddle players. We each bring in
as many prizes as we bring residents,mark as to male/female
and contents as each resident gets a gift. We get donations
of small ice-cream tubs from a local ice-cream company,
and a cake from a local bakery. We have certificates or
pins made with residents name, date and event to give
each resident.We rent the hall in a central location for
the residents who may have to travel a distance. Local
papers come and take a few photos on this event every
year. We have a bagpiper playing as everyone arrives.
It usually lasts 3 hours. A lot of planning by your Recreation
Directors prior to the event, but well worth the effort!!!
Have a great Fall.
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