Activities for Men
Activities for men in nursing homes, male specific activities, activities for senior men, group activities for men, dementia activities for men.
Men’s activities are challenging! The best way to find meaningful activities for men is to uncover past lifestyle choices and history - you can gather this information from residents and their families. Here are 8 tips for engaging men in meaningful activities.
Paper Moon Rockets Game: We have celebrated this wonderful event by making paper darts or planes to represent moon rockets as attached and launching each residents’ dart in turn at a symbol on the floor, a few feet away, to represent the moon.
Numbers, Numbers and More Numbers: A fun numbers quiz for seniors! I have always had great success with numbers in my experiences.
As the saying goes - One Person's Trash is Another Person's Art - Scavenger Collages can be made of almost anything you find or intend to throw out. This is also a great activity for men in nursing homes.
This is for the men and ladies who like cars. Good for reminiscing! Includes a quiz, word search and interesting trivia.
Optimal Activities - Staff & The Physical Environment: An optimal activity environment greatly influences your ability to provide the best possible activities for your residents.
Ideal for men, this activity will foster friendship and bring much laughter. It would be helpful if you could find a male volunteer to sit with participants and remind them of different ways to make paper airplanes.
Here's a fun finish the melodies quiz with songs from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. If clients cannot guess them, reveal the names of songs and singers. A lovely reminiscing activity for seniors.
For many people living in care facilities, the means to communicate verbally has become limited or lost due to dementia and this can significantly impact self-esteem. The good news is that over 90% of communication is non-verbal.
This is a wonderful reminiscing activity that will engage men in a social setting.
Get creative with paper, and design a unique bird box using your favourite pictures and prints. Follow this step-by-step guide to make your own and place it in a sheltered spot outside, or indoors as a decorative feature.
A visual quiz - name the aircraft pictured. Men will love this one! A fun activity for seniors in nursing homes.