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Inspiring Engagement: A Guide for Activity Coordinators


The role of an Activity Coordinator is at the heart of creating vibrant and enriching experiences for residents. As we transition from the festive season to the promise of a new year, let's channel our creativity and dedication into making every moment count.


Try working collaboratively with other Activity Coordinators in a supportive group on Facebook, to enhance the overall experience for participants, pool resources, share ideas, and create a more diverse and engaging programme.

Sharing ideas in the group can lead to a variety of perspectives, better problem-solving, and a more well-rounded set of activities that cater to a broader audience.

The Facebook Group fosters a supportive environment, encourages creativity, and can ultimately result in a more successful and enjoyable programme for everyone involved.


Festive Fun Sparks Joy

Activity Coordinators have the power to infuse joy into the lives of care home residents. Share your most heartwarming festive activities that brought smiles and laughter. Whether it's a themed crafting session or a musical celebration, let's inspire each other with the magic we create.

Create a 'Memory Lane' wall display to share your festive memories.

Match this with a scrapbook style journal to share with residents who are unable to view the wall display.

This journal is an excellent resource to share with care home visitors and residents alike.


Elevate Engagement in the In-Between

The days between Christmas and New Year present a unique opportunity to elevate engagement. What imaginative activities are you planning to keep the spirit alive? Let's turn this in-between time into an unforgettable experience for residents.

Add a touch of whimsy by having a themed dress-up day. Whether it's wearing holiday sweaters, hats, or even costumes inspired by the New Year, this activity brings a lighthearted and festive atmosphere.


New Year, New Engaging Opportunities

Embrace the new year with enthusiasm and fresh ideas for engagement. What exciting plans do you have to kick off the year positively for your residents?

Encourage residents to reflect on the past year and share their aspirations for the coming one. Create a collaborative vision board showcasing everyone's hopes and dreams for the year ahead.

Share your inspiration and aspirations.

Let's collectively make 2024 a year filled with meaningful connections and experiences.


Strategies for Holiday Togetherness

Between the festive cheer and New Year's countdown, let's cherish every moment with our residents. Share your strategies for creating a warm and inclusive environment during this special time.

Host a festive film night with classic holiday films. Create a cosy watching area with blankets. Provide panattone and hot cocoa to make it a delightful and heartwarming experience.


Use the Facebook group to exchange tips and insights with fellow Activity Coordinators.


Remember, as an Activity Coordinator, your dedication makes a significant impact on the lives of our elders. Let's continue to inspire and support each other in creating moments that matter.


Together, we can make 2024 a year of joy, connection, and meaningful engagement.


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