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3 Easy Steps to a Valentine’s Day Care Package

A Valentine's Care Package sends a message of love and caring to an elder. Care packages are fun to put ...
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Movie Star Reminiscing

Reminiscing with Pinterest Caregivers Activity Source is trying something new for reminiscing! For those of you who have a Pinterest ...
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Movie Memories

Movies, like books, can provide an escape for a moment in time. Great movies have the power to make us think ...
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Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

Here's a simple craft that will also feed the birds that winter in your area! Materials and Supplies Needed for Bird ...
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Reminiscing About Presidents

Here are some questions for reminiscing about Presidents. If you live in another country, use this as a guide for reminiscing ...
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Heart Pocket Craft

Make heart pockets to store little Valentine's Gifts! Materials and Supplies Needed: Felt in your choice of colors Embroidery floss or ...
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Winter Sensory Activities

Stay connected to the world around you by consciously using your sense of smell, vision, hearing, taste, and touch. Sensory ...
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Reminiscing about Love

Reminiscing about love, Valentines Day, and other loves of life Reminiscing about Love Who was the first girl/boy you ever ...
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20 Simple Expressions of Love For an Older Family Member or Older Friend

  ♥  Create and give (or send) a St. Valentine’s Day care package. ♥  Hold Hands ♥  Bake homemade goodies ...
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Favorite February Activities

Celebrate a few of February's special days with an older family member or friend! From January to March The Girl ...
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Winter Warmers-Hand and Lap Heating Bags

These little hand and lap heating bags are a wonderful way to keep warm in winter. Here are some other ...
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Make an Indoor Fairy Garden

Bring the joy of a fairy garden indoors... so your older family member or friend can enjoy it year round ...
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Snowman

Remembering Winter

Here are some questions to help an older family member or friend remember winters past. What were winters like when you ...
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A Girls Day Out

Sharing a special day with someone you love. My wonderful Dental Hygienist Marybeth, told me about a special outing she ...
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How to Create a Care Package

Creating a care package for an older friend or family member is a great way to stay connected. It can ...
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Childhood Story Starters for Reminiscing

Use the following prompts with an elder or during a family gathering to tell a childhood story. Use these as ...
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3 Easy Steps to a Valentine’s Day Care Package

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Things to Know About Activities for Senior Men

Don't forget the men when it comes to activity planning. My dad has been retired for 32 years. That's a ...
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Childhood Story Starters for Reminiscing

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Use the following prompts with an elder or during a family gathering to tell a childhood story.

Use these as starters, but ask more questions along the way if necessary to reveal more of the story.

  1. My favorite teacher was …
  2. I used to love to listen to …
  3. My favorite picture from childhood …
  4. I grew up …
  5. I remember the first time I …
  6. Having __________ was such a big treat when I was young.
  7. If we went out to eat, our family loved going to …
  8. For fun, I used to …
  9. __________ was the best at …
  10. Outdoors, I used to play …
  11. Indoors, I used to play …
  12. I used to know someone who had a collection of …
  13. I used to go and visit …
  14. The best vacation I ever went on as a kid was …
  15. My best friend’s name was …

**For more story starters like this and other Reminiscing questions and activities check out our e-book in PDF:

Remembering My Childhood, Discovering an Elder’s Story Through Questions, Journaling and Reminiscing Activities