News from our Spend-A-Day Team

This Monday, May 31st, is Memorial Day. Although some see this weekend as the unofficial start to summer it has a much deeper meaning that we must acknowledge. Please take time to remember all the lives of the men and women who sacrificed for our freedom. We are forever grateful for your bravery and dedication to our country. Home of the free because of the brave!

 

We will continue to research meaningful activities for you to do at home while our state-mandated, temporary suspension continues. Your comments and suggestions for activities are always welcome. Please feel free to contact me at swirth@sageeldercare.org.

 

Concert: “USA Memorial Day Concert 2020”. Please click on the following link for this beautiful tribute https://youtu.be/N4Ov0NHNPN8

 

Quote of the Day: “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice.” Former President Barack Obama

 

This Day in History:  Read about May 26th events of the past at https://www.historynet.com/today-in-history.

 

Word Games: How many smaller words can you make from the word “SPECULATION”? Remember, smaller words must be at least 3 letters.

 

Names: List as many women’s and men’s names as you can that begin with the letters I, R, and T.

 

Exercise: “Chair Exercises with Photos”. Please see the attached printable program.

 

Sensory Stimulation: “Sorting Activity”. Have your loved one sort coins by denomination, buttons by size or color, or playing cards by color, number, or suit. This provides visual and tactile stimulation and gives a sense accomplishment!