|Roger Chartier - Senior Entertainment - Birthday Parties|
For Nursing Homes - Assisted Living - Independant Living Communities - Rehab facilities, etc.
Monthly birthday parties: Of course, you invite all of the residents.
As an entertainer, I like to bring attention to those folks by using their names in songs in place of the original.
Ex: "K K K Katy" can become "Ma Ma Ma Mary" or "If You Knew Suzie", can become "If You Knew (whoever)".
The focus on the birthday folks makes them feel special on their birthday. You must have birthday cake and/or ice cream. Get straight on who can have what as far as diets.
An alternative for those who must avoid sugar would be nice.
What I have found to be critical is that activity personnel interact with residents by encouraging hand clapping and dancing.
The activity person sitting in the corner just watching the residents in case they fall while twiddling their thumbs out of boredom is pretty much a useless employee.
Humor is the best medicine, use it as often as you feel you can, and as long as you can keep people singing and laughing and sometimes dancing as well, the party will be a success.
This works well with residents who are in assisted living facilities, or in dependent living facilities, who have dementia and Alzheimer's. It also works well for seniors who live at home.
|Roger Chartier Party Ideas