What is Creating Opportunities?
Having meaningful roles and a sense of purpose is important to each of us.
For residents, mealtimes are a great place to Create meaningful Opportunities.
Just ask residents if they’d like to do something they enjoy or are interested in.
What does Creating Opportunities look like?
In this video, Mrs. Orkin and Harold are invited to share their knowledge and skills to make the mealtime even more enjoyable. How does this invitation change their sense of purpose?
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How can you Create Opportunities?
Involving residents in table setting
Planning a theme night
Planning a fun activity during mealtime
Encouraging residents to play music
Inviting residents to help pour drinks
Inviting residents to fold napkins
Asking residents whether they would like to participate in an activity you are doing
Asking residents to share recipes
Inviting residents to taste test food
Breaking a routine and making today different for a resident
Involving family members in mealtime
Inviting residents to share their talents during mealtimes (e.g., playing piano)