Welcome to Quality Aging
We foresee this website to be used by a large range of people from activity professionals through to carers, volunteers and family members. While Quality Aging has the older person as their focus, most of the activities can be adapted to be enjoyed by adults of all ages. We hope you enjoy using them as much as we enjoyed putting it all together.
A wide diversity of activities has been researched to provide a broad appeal to all client groups and all ability levels. While some activities refer to specific groups, for example men’s clubs or dementia, it will be a straightforward task for professionals to adapt activities and suggestions to suit their particular clients.
Each activity has WHO facilitates the activity, WHERE it is to be held, HOW to do the activity, WHY we do the activity, WHICH residents attends the activity and COMMENTS about how to make sure residents attend
Most activities tend to fall into a number of key areas:
- Word games and puzzles
- Cooking and craft
- Community based interaction
- Physical Activity and exercise
- Special days and themes
Enjoyment, self-fulfilment and social interaction are the primary outcomes that can be derived from the activities. There are other outcomes that are evident however no less valuable. These outcomes include:
- Reviewing life experiences
- Sharing memories, good and sad times with others and gaining support as recognition as part of the process
- Keeping minds and bodies active and alert
- Developing friendships as a result of engagement
- Enjoying a sense of belonging
Programs are continually being produced to enable Lifestyle Coordinators to introduce them into their calendars.
It is Quality Aging’s mission to deliver innovative programs that will enhance the quality of life of our aged clients.