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The allotment – care home activity ideas

Activity ideas for care settings (with photographs you can print and use) 1. Poetry Read our poem ‘The allotment’ from ‘Now tell me more about you…’ available from Amazon. Click here for further information: http://amzn.eu/d/6jpMykX The allotment Measured squares and patchwork rows, This is how the allotment grows. Spades and rakes inside the shed, Fertilizer …

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Quiz time!

A fun activity for individuals and groups or visitors in care settings How many old pennies in an old pound? 240 Name the 4 Beatles. John, George, Paul and Ringo Who sang ‘Que sera sera’? Doris Day How many ounces in a pound? 16 Who lost her sheep in the nursery rhyme? Bo Peep What is the capital of the …

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5 Winter Warmer Activities

5 warming activities for older people to enjoy Winter Read the poem ‘Winter’ in ‘Now tell me – how about you?’ available from Amazon. The poem is also on our DVD, ‘Now Just Press Play,’ with extra reminiscent material, available from this website. Winter (Extract) ‘Do you remember waking up  When snow had fallen in the night? How quiet it was outside …

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Nine nuggets for November activities

Nine heart-warming activities for the month of November Poetry for Bonfire night Bonfire night  from our book ‘Now share a verse…’ available from Amazon ‘When firework flares light the sky With rainbow sparkles and flashes, Whoops of joy fill the air At seeing the golden splashes. When I was young each family Built a huge bonfire …

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Visit to Sunrise Senior Living Winchester

It was lovely to meet Dawn Sadler, Director of Community Services at Sunrise, Winchester. Dawn loved our nostalgic poetry / activity books and DVD for older people, including those living with dementia and their families. Dawn bought our products to use at Sunrise, Winchester. “We are really excited to get started using your poetry books …

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How poetry helps engage people living with dementia

An article in The Guardian on 19th March, 2019, highlights that poetry helps to engage people living with dementia. It includes a quote from Kate McDonnell from the Liverpudlian charity, ‘The Reader’ who says, “… poetry blows on embers, and you never know where that spark is going to ignite”. The article also quotes, Philip …

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