Currently we have positions for people who like to play puzzles and games with residents. Whether you like traditional games or mobile apps or quizzes there are opportunities to engage others for a fun experience. Traditional board games might include Snakes & Ladders, Sorry or Trivial Pursuit. On a laptop, tablet or large smartphone, seniors enjoy creating pictures, playing brain puzzles and doing quizzes. Crosswords, noughts & crosses and hangman can all be fun.
A game player may also want to lead a group game. Chair games with actions, like Simon Says are fun.
Knowledge of how to select, play and teach a game or puzzle that meets a resident's needs
Ability to bring the game or puzzle to the care facility if they don't have it
Patience in explaining moves and rules
Ability to empathize with residents and understand their desires
Awareness of the care home environment and how game or puzzle playing fits into a resident's schedule.
Experience in visiting care homes a plus
Typical Time Commitment
1 hour/month at a residence plus travel & prep time to full time.