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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
  • D Dozen
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