1st Edition

Innovations in Activities for the Elderly
Proceedings of the National Association of Activity Professionals Convention

ISBN 9780866563895
Published January 1, 1985 by Routledge
132 Pages

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Book Description

Concrete directions for programming and reasons for developing and refining such programs.

Table of Contents

Contents The Settings in Which You Work

  • Goals of This Meeting
  • Goal of Your Association
  • Improving Programming With New Ideas
  • The Use of Community Resources
  • Interdisciplinary Teamwork
  • Into Aging-A Simulation Game
  • Networking: How to Use What You’ve Got to Get More of What You Want
  • The Difference an Idea Makes: The Art of Brainstorming
  • A Sample Session
  • Session Follow-up
  • Residents in the Giving Role
  • Early Visits
  • A Resident-Built Surprise
  • Speaker’s Bureau
  • Making Connections Between the School System and the Nursing Home
  • Intergenerational Mixing
  • The Day Room Program at Westmoreland Manor Nursing Home, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Stated Objectives of the Day Room
  • Stated Role of Floor Aides
  • Day Room Schedule
  • Utilization Review Board Study
  • Effect of the Day Room on Residents
  • Effect of the Day Room on Nursing Home Administration
  • Effect of The Day Room on Families and Nursing Home
  • Placement
  • Summary
  • Reality Therapy in the Convalescent Home
  • Programming for Optimum Health and Wellness
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Mental
  • Spiritual
  • Innovative “Resident Volunteer” Programming
  • The Good Samaritan Program: Patients as Volunteers
  • Veteranship for Nursing Home Residents: Integrating Residents Into Volunteer Services
  • Resident Volunteers RSVP of Wichita, Kansas
  • Homebound
  • Veteranship
  • The Activity Coordinator as Environmental Press
  • Activities and Life Satisfaction
  • Conclusion
  • Organizing a Men’s Club
  • Reasons and Needs for a Men’s Club
  • Planning for Meetings
  • The Meetings and Their Content Values of Men’s Clubs
  • Art Therapy With the Institutionalized Older Adult
  • Portraits
  • Conclusions
  • Reference Notes Included

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