Work/Life: A Day in the Life of an Activity Coordinator

Work/Life: A Day in the Life of an Activity Coordinator

Jacqui Beyer has worked at Nightingale, a Jewish home in London for 170 older people, for 18 years, having come to Nightingale as administration support in a job that she thought would be short term.  As an artist she has had a variety of occupations over her career, and is now the activity team leader, working alongside four other activity coordinators and five part-time activity leads. 

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Getting People Talking

Getting People Talking

Some of the key aspects of CST include getting people’s minds active and engaged, encouraging new ideas (rather than just reminiscing) and asking for opinions rather than facts, which helps focus on people’s strengths to build self confidence. In addition, using reminiscence as an aid to the here and now and to provide triggers and prompts aids recall and concentration. 

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