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#ActivitiesStrong Virtual Summit - Shared screen with speaker view
Meaghan McMahon
22:33
Welcome everyone!
Meaghan McMahon
22:50
If you have questions today please type them into the Q&A section of the webinar room.
Mary Yadon
23:01
Good Morning from River Valley Care Center
Susan Baldridge
23:20
Hi, all from Maryland here
Meaghan McMahon
23:28
Welcome everyone!
Heather Tallent
23:29
Hello!
Lauri Morris
23:43
Hello from Kalispell Montana!!!!!
beccamitts
23:44
Good Morning from Nashville!
Meaghan McMahon
23:49
If you have questions today please put them into the Q & A box, thank you!
craig sadur
23:54
Good morning from Primrose Racine,Wisconsin
Elaine Chamard
23:56
Hello from Florida!
John Liekhus
24:02
Good morning from Minnetonka, Minnesota!
Denise M. Leandri
24:05
New Jersey
Monica Green
24:11
Good Morning from Riverside , CA
Bernadette Michael
24:12
Good morning from Potosi, Missouri! So excited!!!
Renee Markle
24:20
Good Morning from Schenectady NY
Roma Lee
24:37
Good Morning from Quincy, Illinois!
Margaret Arlt
25:00
Good Morning from Wilmington DE
Denise Vassar
25:07
Good Morning from Greenfield, MA
Cari Boothby
25:10
Good Morning from Camarillo, CA
Troy Beach
25:21
Good morning from Troy,Maryland
Maria Leonardo
25:32
Hello to everyone!! From Southwest Florida!!
sarah kershaw
25:49
good morning from MI
Johnna Shafeferly
26:08
Good Morning from Findlay, OH!
Julie Pasterski
26:15
Good morning from Julie at life care Inverrary south florida
Joyce Zyzda
26:29
hi Joyce Zyzda from norridge gardens
Angelina Becerra
26:47
Good morning, from Albuquerque NM
Michelle Pooler
26:55
Good morning from Chapel Hill, NC
Amber Daniel
27:05
Good morning from Amber at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury
Kelli-Ann Sands
27:20
Good morning from The Bahamas!
Janet Shaffer
27:53
Hello from Janet Shaffer from Phoenix, AZ
Sister Patricia Schofield
28:21
Aloha from Sister Patricia Schofield, Sisters of St. Francis of Neumann Communities in Hawaii.
Barbara Adriance
29:03
good morning from Portland Oregon!
Cathy Lieblich
30:08
Good morning, I'm Director of Network Relations for Pioneer Network, logging on from Orlando.
Bracha Drissman
30:51
Good morning everyone! I'm a Recreation Therapist in Michigan :)
Dawn Pilker
31:50
Good Morning from Sioux Falls, SD
Julie Pasterski
33:14
Good morning from Julie Pasterski from South Florida
Shawn Cook
34:11
Good morning from Port Tobacco Maryland
Deborah Bailey
34:57
Good morning from Sunny South Carolina!
Vanessa DeShields
36:53
Good morning from Philadelphia, PA!
Meaghan McMahon
37:15
Welcome everyone! If you have questions for our speakers please type them into the Q &A box
Angie Tirso
40:07
Same announcement made on Friday in NJ
Angie Tirso
41:12
Good Morning from Somerset, NJ!!!
Denise M. Leandri
41:35
Livingston, NJ
Stacey Fromme
41:42
Good morning from Ferdinand, Indiana
Melanie Wallen
42:23
Good Morning from Morristown, NJ! ;-)
Deborah Bailey
42:26
SC is allowing closed window visits so long as family members are not in areas where residents or staff regularly traverse.
Linda Jensen
42:36
Yes and we even have families who hear of visiting in other places and then ask us. Us in LA County of Calif, not close yet.
Linda Jensen
45:07
Us in So. Cal getting tested weekly for Staff and Patients
Sally Jenkins
46:14
Ohio is testing all staff in nursing homes. The national guard came in today and tested all employees
Zuleyma Montoya
48:45
Good Morning, from Alexandria, VA
Phil Robb
52:46
Good Morning from Henderson, Nevada
Joyce Quintrell
53:46
Good Morning from Collierville, TN outside Memphis
Stephanie Lynch
54:55
good morning from Daytona beach.
Linda Jensen
55:05
Good morning all from So. Cal, I'm a NJ transplant since 1982.
E. Jeff Hinshaw
55:34
Good Morning from Warrensburg Missouri
joan Cullinane
55:35
small groups have changed my mind about thinking that more is better. It is difficult perhaps to repeat the same group 6 times a morning but it is much more gratifying to see how people can link with each other in a distanced group of 2 or 4 whereas a larger group the focus is much more on me or the entertainer. It is like what schools do with desks not faced one way but small work groups
Theresa Hart
55:39
Any one here from NY?
Linda Jensen
56:30
Live Broadcasting is awesome, but when your company will not permit it, it truly limits those who cannot.
Kimberly Bowser
57:49
I'm struggling a lot with the different restrictions because we don't have broadcasting abilities in our facility and we aren't allowed to do even small group activities yet. It's been incredibly frustrating to try and get my folks social needs met daily.
Beth Davalos
58:04
Good Morning from Orlando, Florida
joan Cullinane
58:14
linda I agree, also many of our residents can not hear or focus on the screen like they would in person. That is why television is not an activity for all people just for those who benefit from it.
Heather wright
58:25
How do I login in Activities Strong
Allison P
58:26
More details on the live broadcasting please....
Beth Flynn
58:53
Theresa, I am from NY. :)
Linda Jensen
59:04
@Kimberly ~ yes, it is a daily challenge. I can't do the live broadcasting. All the staff is working harder to meet the needs and interests of our residents. We are in a 110 bed facility that is a respiratory clinic, and most of our patients are on vents/respirators, O2.
Margaret Shand
59:07
Margaret from Rhode Island
Cathy Lieblich
59:15
Pioneer Network has a resource called the ABCs of Combatting Social Isolation that includes resources from many organizations and individuals. The link to access this free resource is: https://www.pioneernetwork.net/resource-library/
leo olson
59:52
Hello from Lake Norden SD
suzanne hewitt
01:00:24
Hello from Woonsocket SD
Kimberly Bowser
01:00:38
Linda, we have a 102 bed facility and only 6 activites staff (two of whom are part time) including myself and a dementia program director. I've been working insane amount of hours to get everything done.
Linda Jensen
01:01:47
@Kimberly I'm sure! It's even harder for us, as many patients can't even get out of bed who are on Vents and couldn't even see us if in the hallways. I hear ya!
Holly Morrison
01:01:56
Hi. iM Holly from PA. i have no sound :(
Kimberly Bowser
01:02:07
that's so frustrating for sure
Alicia Pokotello
01:02:17
Every Friday we have a 'Dance Hall Friday' and so many residents have said that it makes their week! We just dance like fools in the halls with them and then we normally hand out popcorn or some other sweet treat. Anything to make them smile and forget what is going on in the outside world... even just for a minute.
Denise Vassar
01:03:21
We do walkie talkie BINGO. The residents love it.
Melanie Wallen
01:05:07
I feel your pain....Me and a staff of two....very rare all three at same time/day to accommodate all schedules....weekends only one of us is on!
Melanie Wallen
01:06:36
"Life happening" would be great....unfortunately corporate pressures! I can't be the only one who has to deal with this!
joan Cullinane
01:07:14
yes life happening! That is the way of the future! Using what people want in the moment and what they can use as their strengths. Less busy work, more helping each other. Residents rise to the occasion if we listen to them.
Melanie Wallen
01:08:01
totally agree it should be the new norm! Yet the corporate machine doesn't always see it like this!
joan Cullinane
01:08:30
omg yes resident artwork! We have been forbidden from hanging it up because some people think it is messy. I advocate but I can't break the wall.
Brenda Evans
01:08:33
While under apartment quarantine, I did Bingo every 15 minutes all day due to the floorplan of the building and residents having to stay just inside the doorway. Even with a sound system, it was frustrating for the residents because they couldn't see each other.
Melanie Wallen
01:09:36
This forum is fantastic! Everything you are saying I am experiencing! So glad (I think LOL) I am not the only one!!!!
Theresa Hart
01:09:45
The way we are working now is not in compliance with how the DOH has asked us to do it in the past. We have been doing piece work. Each elder is working on one component of a project.
Malea Mashburn
01:10:29
I have also been told that my resident artwork is messy or childish and not to display but we are a memory care only building and they really perk up love seeing their work around! It hurts my heart I can't show it all off
Theresa Hart
01:11:51
We made a rock village, each elder painting a rock of something you would find in a village. It came out cute. I tried pasting a pic.
Maren Singer
01:12:50
I am one of those people that got "permanently eliminated"- my last day is this Thursday :(
suzanne hewitt
01:12:51
We have an art display hall way my executive director was totally on board with it. we have art c;lass and people can walk the hall and visit like a museum ect
Linda Jensen
01:12:53
In So. Cal we have 2 rooms designated for Covid people if we get them, or PUIs.
Alicia Pokotello
01:13:05
Malea- what if you took pictures of the residents holding their artwork and then made a slide show that plays? technically it wont be 'displayed' but the residents still get to see it!
HTruebenbach
01:13:14
We have a window display case, and that is where I put our resident artwork and decorate it for the season as well. Many staff and residents loved to see this.
Alicia Fenstermacher
01:13:53
Anyone with a CTRS who is seeking a Community Life Director position in PA or willing to relocate, please take a look at www.presbyterianseniorliving.org/careers. Other positions also available...
Deborah Bailey
01:14:08
@MaleaMashburn Do a program on Abstract Expressionism. I did this to bystep participation objections of people who claimed they cant draw. Great resources online at Metropolitan Museum of Art and art teachers websites
Sherry Newcome,ADC,CDP,CADDCT,CDCM
01:14:16
Activity connection is also a good resources for different activity ideas.
Angelina Becerra
01:14:33
It's hard, in the building I work for, it holds 120 residents, our census is low 83 residents. 29 of them are in isolation do to COVID. My assistant and I have to be creative to provide activities that hall. Its been a challenge. We provide adult coloring, work sheets (sudoku, cross word puzzles, word search, cryptograms, etc) reading materials (magazines, books, short stories, daily chronicles, etc) art supplies, snacks, treats, music programs (Ipods), jigsaw puzzles, etc. In our regular halls my assistant and I use an amplifier so residents can hear us when were calling out bingo and they are in their rooms. one-to-one games in rooms, and mobile Karaoke ( which staff really enjoy because they are time they feel down the weather and when we sing their spirits go up). Its only my assistant and I that take care of activities; any other activity ideas to ad to my Activity Calendar I would greatly appreciate it.
Kristin Goldstrom Oeder
01:15:08
As an Administrator I would never consider laying off my Activities professionals - we need them more now than ever. The 1:1 visits, window visits, outside time that is one at a time - it takes even more time than groups
Kimberly Bowser
01:15:09
its absolutely a harmful culture for buildings to not hang resident artwork because its "messy". We are dealing with physically and cognitively impaired folks who will have "bad" artwork. It's so harmful to hide their artwork that they're proud of
Malea Mashburn
01:15:15
Thanks Deborah!
Brenda Evans
01:16:04
At my previous job in a nursing home, the new administration had us display the Christmas tree with the ornaments that the residents had made in an activity room as far away as possible from the public areas. The tree by the front door was decorated as per "House Beautiful." Perfectly gorgeous, but impersonal.
Amber Daniel
01:17:09
I am running out of ideas. Many of my residents say I can't do anything for them or they are fine, and I don't know what I can provide for them. Others want groups all the time, and I can have small small groups of maybe 3 or 4, but then those same residents want to be in the group always and it hurts me to say they can't so others can participate, but they get the most out of it. I am having a hard time reaching everyone and providing activities they will like. If I brought snacks and drinks all the time they would be happy but I need to do more.
Linda Jensen
01:17:23
@Kristin ~ you are so right! Thank you for saying that! We are much more busy in my 110 bed facility with 1x1 visits, 1x1 out of room visits for some patients by station, and 1x1 out of room patients from therapy. It's a daily working challenge. Much more time is spent by each of us daily, vs. when we had groups and 1x1 visits.
Theresa Hart
01:17:51
We had a fun time doing the "Masked Singer". I asked several staff to sing a song or part of over the PA system. I asked the elders to try to identify the singer, the song and the original artist. Prizes were given for the highest scores. Staff and elders loved it.
Stephanie Hensle
01:18:42
one building we are associated with did a fishing game that I am in love with. It as basically a little swimming pool that has bags of chips and snacks on the bottom with magnets attached and residents can go fishing for the snacks they want.
Meaghan McMahon
01:19:09
You can email mcole@linkedsenior.com for BINGO details
Teresa Ellinger
01:19:13
From Terri Ellinger of The Parc at Joliet in Illinois
Denise M. Leandri
01:19:25
love the fishing idea !
Linda Jensen
01:19:47
Absolutely!
Theresa Hart
01:19:53
@stephanie we did the same, but had jokes on some others just sad winner. We used paper fish with paper clips on the end.
Heather Tallent
01:20:15
Thank you!
Teresa Ellinger
01:20:43
I have been doing portraits of my residents in about twenty minutes a session that they are loving and putting it in a binder in our lobby. Getting their permission of course. Enjoying using my artistic talent and making them happy too. From Terri Ellinger
Brenda Evans
01:21:33
At the nursing home we were only allowed to hang their artwork in their room. Previously we had a hallway bulletin board for resident art. The residents were so proud to show their work to each other and their families/visitors. Then HR took over the bulletin board to introduce the new staff.
Linda Jensen
01:21:45
THAT'S AWESOME, THANK YOU LINKED SENIOR & ALL!!!
Angelina Becerra
01:21:51
Love the fishing idea and singing in PA system. Thank you:)
Elaine Chamard
01:22:04
Yes thanks!!!
Joan Healey
01:22:53
thank you
Linda Jensen
01:23:01
Thank you Alisa and Dawn, and Charles!