The Activity Year Book A Week by Week Guide for Use in Elderly Day and Residential Care

The Activity Year Book A Week by Week Guide for Use in Elderly Day and Residential Care

by Anni Bowden, Nancy Lewthwaite


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843109631
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 896,851
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Anni Bowden has a Diploma in Occupational Therapy from Salford University in Manchester, UK and worked for many years as an occupational therapist, helping a wide range of people whose humour and dignity have been an inspiration to her. She spent her working life in the beautiful High Peak of Derbyshire where she still lives. Nancy Lewthwaite graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada with a degree in Rehabilitation Medicine. She worked for over 30 years in a variety of settings as both a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist and became particularly interested in the area of cognitive stimulation. Nancy has served on a variety of steering committees related to projects with the elderly and was the recipient of the B.C.S.O.T. Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year award in 2001.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Getting Started. 1. January - Twelfth Night; Winter; Burn's Night/St Andrew's Day; Animals in Winter. 2. February - When We Made Our Own Fun; Valentine's Day; Chinese New Year; Planting for Spring. 3. March - St David's Day; Houses and Homes; St Patrick and Ireland; The Equinox, Clocks and Time. 4. April - Easter: A Moveable Feast; Spring Cleaning; Birds, St. George. 5. May - May Day; May Ball; Whitsuntide; Folklore and Customs. 6. June - The Weather; Dog Days; The Stars and the Moon in June; Royal Ascot; Garden Party. 7. July - Sport; Weddings; Holidays and Honeymoons; Local Traditions. 8. August - Food, Glorious Food; Antiques; Pubs and Inns; Soaps. 9. September - Schooldays; Harvest Festival; What's in a Name?; Autumn; Newspapers and Current Affairs. 10. October - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind; Animals and Pets; Trafalgar Day; Halloween. 11. November - Bonfire Night; Rememberance Day; Colours; Famous Men and Women/St Andrew's Day. 12. December - Favourite T.V. and Radio Shows; The Local Flea Pit or Going to the Cinema; Musicals and Panto; Christmas Time; New Year and Calendars.

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