Category Archives: Crafts

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15

Did you know that as of 2014, there are 55 million people (about 17%) in the U.S. with Hispanic or Latino heritage? Most of them hail from one (or more) of twenty-one diverse countries from the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, or Spain. Pop quiz question: Can you name all 21 countries? (Answer is  Continue Reading »

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Black Friday at Your Senior Center

With all of the hoopla that surrounds Black Friday, folks in nursing homes or assisted living centers may feel left out of the excitement. Give “Black Friday” a different spin, so all of your residents can feel more involved with this annual “crazy” day. Organize activities, both profitable and recreational, that will engage your residents  Continue Reading »

Easy Fall Season Craft Idea for Your Senior Center

Arts and crafts are popular activities for many senior centers. With festive fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, you will need easy craft ideas to fit both holidays. This Hanging Lanterns craft project is a great idea to engage your senior residents, and brighten up your center.   Supplies: Round Orange Paper  Continue Reading »

Benefits of Gardening for Senior Residents

Gardening is a staple activity in assisted living communities, and is also very trendy! Many centers have garden committees made of residents that are dedicated to planning and maintaining a flower or vegetable/herb garden on the property. Garden committees like these and garden clubs are terrific ways for your seniors, even those with limited mobility, to  Continue Reading »

National Nursing Home Week 2015: Bring on the Fiesta!

National Nursing Home Week is May 10-16th and the American Health Care Association has announced this year’s theme: Bring on the Fiesta! Resources have been posted and the planning can commence! And, with the official subtheme of “Speaking the language of ‘Familia, Vida and Amor’” (Family, Life and Love), there are multiple ways residents can  Continue Reading »

Fun St. Patrick’s Day Facts

  Thanks to some witty friends over at MentalFloss, we can shine some light on facts that might have slipped past history class. See for yourself what you thought you knew, and what stuff of legend still rings true…   Patrick, or “Patricius”, wasn’t his name until he became a priest. It was actually Maewyn.  Continue Reading »

Sr. Living Spring Event Essentials

There is nothing like the first smells of green leaves returning and warmer weather just around the corner! My grandma was born in spring, and it was also her favorite time of year — her hobby was birdwatching, and the small bird feeder outside her apartment window was cleaned out and filled with fresh seed  Continue Reading »

St. Patty’s Day Party Crafts

St .Patrick’s Day is a great time to get crafty! From the simplest of paper folding projects to the most elaborate leprechaun replicas, families and schools and many more participate in creating fun projects.   In this, we want you to have access to some ideas for what to do with your school, children, and  Continue Reading »

How To Make Shovel Valentines

This year get your kids around the table and make these cute valentines for their friends, classmates or neighbors. They’re fun to make, super cute and a nice change from the standard valentines. You will need: • Small red, pink or white plastic shovels. • Chocolate Hearts, or your favorite valentine treats • Colored cellophane, cut into  Continue Reading »

Christmas Craft Ideas

Holiday parties are extra special when you make your own decorations. Here are some ideas that are simple and will bring extra holiday cheer to your celebrations. Young children to seniors can help with these fun & festive ideas!   Napkin Crafts – Elf Shoe & Hat These adorable napkin crafts are easy to make  Continue Reading »

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