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Laughter Therapy

Posted by on August 04, 2011
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Hi,

This is the first time I have used this post but I hope that it is of interest to all. IO have seen laughter therapy at work several times and would highly recommend it to any care home. The therapist does not use jokes or any other funny method to make people laugh but just starts to laugh. The impact is infectious and I have seen even the most straight faced people laugh. There is a method ion the way this is delivered and there are professional laughter therapists about. The idea is world wide and started in India. Many big companies use the therapy for their staff.

I would happily talk this process through with any interested party.

Derek Fisher

Essex

Secret Santa

Posted by on August 27, 2009
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With christmas on its way we got into the spirit by doing a secret Santa all staff and residents put their names in a hat and we all picked a name out, we had to buy a present for that person, wrap in up and put it under the tree. We all had a present on Christmas Eve and it was lovely to see who had what. It might be best if you put a maxium cost of what you buy for your Secret Santa our’s was £5.00

Choir

Posted by admin on February 23, 2009
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Here at Westacres every Friday afternoon we have a choir.  Volunteers come in and play the guitar and sing with the residents and staff.  It is one of the best turn outs we have for any activity and is enjoyed by residents, visitors and staff.  We have songs typed out on A4 paper (quite large font) so that everyone can join in the singing.
 
Hope this helps with your activity forum.
 
Regards
 
Angela Ryan, Westacres Care Home, Glasgow.
 
PS you don’t have to have anyone playing an instrument to have this activity.