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Activities the baker s dozen approach mark laker ms

Activities: The Baker’s Dozen ApproachMark Laker, MS

OAHSA Annual Meeting

March,2010

Midwest City, OK


Activities program

Activities Program

  • Scheduled Activities

    +

    Unscheduled Activities

    Create

    “THE GROWING ENVIRONMENT”


The growing environment

The Growing Environment

  • An Interactive Social Environment

    +

  • An Interactive Physical Environment


An activity director s job

An Activity Director’s Job

CREATE MEANINGFUL ACTIVITY

OPPORTUNITIES THAT TRULY ENGAGE

RESIDENTS


A successful program

A Successful Program

Depends on Both

WHAT YOU PLAN

and

HOW YOU PRESENT IT

APPROACH IS ALMOST EVERYTHING


Activity categories

Activity Categories

Baker’s Dozen


Entertainment activities

Entertainment Activities

“ Let us entertain you”

  • Musicians

  • Educators

  • Professionals

  • Humorists

  • Drama Players

  • Activity Directors

  • Others


Social activities

Social Activities

“Everybody needs somebody, sometime”

  • Theme Parties

  • Daily Socials

  • Something at mealtimes

  • Teams

  • Spiritual

  • Discussions


Games competitive opportunities

Games & Competitive Opportunities

“Sportsmanship can be everywhere”

  • Theme Bingos

  • Group Crosswords

  • Jeopardy

  • Star Toss

  • Dice Games

  • Words


Creative expressive activities

Creative/Expressive Activities

  • “Everybody can Participate”

  • “Short Skits”

  • Music

  • Dance

  • Painting


Physical wellness

Physical/Wellness

“Use it or lose it”

  • Movement / Exercise

  • Music with Movement

  • Trivia with Exercise

  • Walking & Wheeling Club

  • Use Props

  • Others


Spiritual

Spiritual

  • “Looking for Inner Peace”

  • Diverse religious services

  • Poems

  • Articles

  • Book club

  • Discussions

  • Others


Learning reminiscing

Learning/Reminiscing

“You’re Never Too Old To Learn” &

“Remember When”

  • Who AM I?

  • Group Crosswords

  • Daily Chronicles

  • Matching

  • Jeopardy

  • Others


Community

Community

“It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

  • High School “Senior to Senior”

  • Arts Groups

  • Fraternal Organizations

  • Non-Profits

  • Lunch Bunch

  • WC Lounge

  • Others


Leadership

Leadership

“Some People are Born Leaders”

  • Resident Councils

    • Self-Government

    • “Every Vote Counts”

  • Activity Advisory Committee

  • Table Captains

  • Others


Volunteer

Volunteer

“By Benefiting Others We Benefit Ourselves”

  • Resident Buddy System

  • Stapling, Sorting, and delivering

  • Clean up

  • Mini-assistants

    • Bells

    • Flowers, etc.

    • Others


Gender

Gender

“Just Hanging Out With the Guys/Gals

  • Just Picture It

    • Tools

    • Cars

  • Wedding Dresses

  • Miss Manners

  • “Differences between the Sexes”

  • Others


Intergenerational family programs

Intergenerational & Family Programs

  • Art to Art

  • Grade School Class

  • Boy & Girls Scouts

  • Parties

    • Tailgating

    • Brain Games

    • Worm Race


Activities of daily living

Activities of Daily Living

“Day by Day”

  • Impromptu Visits

  • Invite, Encourage, and Assist

  • All Staff involvement

  • Visits while eating

  • Break Routines

  • Others


Mist mmhhisssttt your activities and they will grow

MIST(MMHHISSSTTT)“Your Activities and they will Grow”

  • Memory

  • Movement

  • Helping

  • Humor

  • Interest (Curiosity)

  • Seeing & Touching (Props)

  • Smell & Taste

  • Sound & Talking


Leadership1

Leadership

  • Approach-Approach-Approach

  • Preparation

    • Activityconnection.com

    • Internet

  • Groups of 15 or less

  • Use Humor in every activity

  • Adult-Adult-Adult

  • Exaggeration but respectful


Dementia

Dementia

“It’s Their World, We’re In It”

  • Work in teams of 4 or less

  • Put a higher functioning with Lower Levels

  • Be very careful with questions directed toward one person

  • Keep possible resident problem behaviors away from each other

  • Challenging but not too difficult


Program killers

Program Killers

  • “Boring Activities (Same old Bingo)

  • Juvenile Approach (Children)

  • Lack of Staff enthusiasm (Bad Attitude)

  • No flexibility (Rules)

  • Severe Problem Behaviors (Virginia)

  • Non interest residents coming (Nida)

  • Other (Discussion)


Signs of success

Signs of Success

  • Smiles and Laughter

  • Truly Engaging Residents

  • Interactions between residents

  • Foster Friendships

  • Giving warm fuzzies to each other

  • Learning and growing

  • Compliments to staff


Summary

Summary

  • Scheduled & Unscheduled Activities can Create a Growing Environment

  • Our Job is to Offer Meaningful Activity Opportunities

  • Success depends on What You Plan and How you Present it.

  • A “Bakers Dozen” should be a part of your Activity Categories

  • DDozen


Summary1

Summary

  • Use the “MMHHISSSTTT” approach to grow your activities

  • Evaluate your programs by looking at “Program Killers”

  • Consider your “Signs of Success”

  • Use Activityconnection.com

  • Look to always Improve

  • Work hard but have lots of fun


Mark laker ms

Mark Laker, MS

  • VP of Rowlett & Laker

  • Activities Assistant at Brookdale

  • Coordinator of the 90 Hour Activity Course

  • Activitydirectorcourse.com

  • Presenter for In-services and Conferences

  • 317-750-8652


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