|He admires my window drawing!|
We hoped we didn't get in trouble for it!
Unfortunately, for those in LTC, it is difficult living in an institution. With complex needs and co-morbidities, program directors must find it hard to come up with activities for the broad range of clients. That said, Wii is a big draw for many in LTC.
Some have physical issues: holding scissors, visual acuity, as well as the complex issue of dementia.
|Painting with window crayons!|
I found the same thing in my classrooms. How do you devise a craft that all will be happy doing?
|We designed this together!|
Kay cannot paint anymore
due to vision challenges,
but we can craft together!
Some older men have never been interested in crafts, some women grive the loss of their faculties, and cannot do the quilting, sewing, painting they could do when vision and physical barriers did not exist.
|Kay designed it, I did the hot glue gun for her.|
Several ladies made these for their doors!
Some could not manage knitting anymore, and found tying ribbon or wrapping metal around the wreath difficult due to arthritis or just lack of persistence.
We began with the wire frame, then added decorations. I find it best to shop for supplies after that holiday has passed and they are on sale. I squirrel them away until the next year!
|Kay's art - sadly she cannot paint anymore|