elderly crafts and art activities

November 4, 2006 1:17pm CST
i am a recreation director at a resort in the outer banks north carolina and we are in the season of the elderly and i am running out of ideas to entertain that age group. everything i have seems to young for them any help?
2 responses
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Let's Play! - Poker
Two of my very good friends ran the adopt-a-grandparent program at our college. They had the same problem until they did a poker night with the ladies and gents. They all loved it and had a great time. Some of them didn't play poker, they played simpler games like rummy, but they all couldnt wait for the next poker night. One of my friends is an avid poker player so he had most of the materials they used, but you could improvise by making cardboard poker chips and using green felt to cover the tables to make it look more authentic. Hope this helps! By the way, I LOVED the outer banks when I went there with my entire family one summer.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Hi Tiffer! I used to be an activities director for a nursing home, and was also a Brownie leader, etc. I know what you mean about it seeming too 'young' for them. Anything too young is like an insult to their intelligence level. Right now, how about working on Christmas ornaments, or things for the upcoming holiday season? I'm not sure what kind of resort you are talking about, so I'm just shooting in the dark here, lol. If the resort is going to have a Christmas tree, they can make simple ornaments to put onto the tree. Before I go and hunt up some stuff for you, I'd like to know if they pay for supplies, or if the resort does. Also, the approximate price of the supplies projected per project. Also, if it's OK with you, I'm going to add you to my friends list so that we can chat off this discussion more about it if you want to. That way I can give you better instructions and it won't take up space here in this discussion. Have a great day! Joy