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This month’s Wall Planner Ideas

Take a look at key events for this month, as shown on our Wall Planner, plus our suggestions for celebrating them.

Reader’s Corner

We put you in the spotlight! A space to showcase your residents’ memories and stories, plus your ideas, comments and achievements.
For your chance to be featured in Reader’s Corner, email

Ask Jan : Q&A

Our AC Mentor, Jan Millward, answers your questions and suggests solutions to common care home issues.

Daily Sparkle
Daily Sparkle2 days ago
28th June – 3rd July: Henley Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is undoubtedly the most famous regatta in the world. It is a highlight of both the summer sporting calendar and the social season.

Spread your celebrations of the event out across the five days. On some days, you may wish to simply watch the television coverage and provide Pimm’s as a refreshment. On other days, you may schedule rowing-themed activities.

Plan a regatta-inspired music and movement session, using songs like 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat'; 'My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean'; 'A Sailor Went to Sea'.

Make paper boats in a craft session. Then, if you get a dry and sunny day, why not set up a paddling pool in the garden and have a go at racing them!

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Daily Sparkle
Daily Sparkle4 days ago
We understand the power of reminiscence.

Sharing memories is a proven therapeutic approach that boosts self-esteem, empowers people living with dementia and can even slow cognitive decline.

That’s why we strive to offer high-quality reminiscence resources, and deliver them in a way that is easy to use and proven to work. Next month month, we are proud to launch our new Prepping & Props Plan. Inspired by Daily Sparkle newspaper content, this plan offers simple suggestions of ways to enhance your usage of the newspaper and evoke even more memories.

For existing subscribers, the Prepping and Props Plan can be found in the User Guides section of the Activity Bank.

If you'd like to try our activities, guides and resources, you can sign up for a free, no obligation trial at www.dailysparkle.co.uk.

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Daily Sparkle
Daily Sparkle5 days ago
Armed Forces Day - Saturday 25th June

Start your activity planning by checking if there are any events on locally. Invite in a local cadet group, or re-enactors, or ask anyone with a military vehicle if they would be willing to drive it to your care home – if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

You could make red, white and blue ribbon badges for each resident to wear, or to decorate walking sticks and/or frames.

Don't forget to raise a toast to the work of the Armed Forces (serve sparkling grape juice in plastic wine glasses). Follow this with a singalong to appropriate tunes, such as the marches of the Navy, Air Force and Army. Have fun!

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Daily Sparkle
Daily Sparkle1 week ago
Windrush Day

First officially recognised as a day of celebration in 2017, tomorrow marks the fifth national celebration and 74 years since the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush on 22nd June 1948.

On this day we recognise and thank all the Windrush Generation – the 1,027 passengers who arrived on Empire Windrush – for the contributions they made to Britain during its recovery from WWII.

Today is a day to learn about and celebrate the Caribbean culture. If you have residents with connections to Windrush, invite them to share their memories. Otherwise, invite individuals from your wider community to visit your care home and share their experiences of the Caribbean culture. They may wish to play some reggae or calypso music, serve some samples of their native cuisine, or simply talk about their heritage.

Ask your chef to serve Caribbean-inspired dishes today. Jerk chicken, fried plantain, exotic fruit and coconuts would all make tasty, nutritious additions to the menu.

For a simple craft activity, make friendship bracelets by plaiting together wool in the colours of both the Jamaican and Union Jack flags.

#DailySparkle #WindrushDay #dementia #alzheimers #activitycoordinator #carehome #carehomesuk
Next week we'll be celebrating #CareHomeOpenWeek. Hosted by @ChampioningCare the event aims to encourage local people to visit care homes within their communities, and to help form and develop relationships. Read our tips for the week at https://t.co/fzMhxtG4IV
Many thanks to @NAPAlivinglife for their feature on our #DailySparkle #dementia resources, published as part of their #YearOfCreativity campaign! Have a read at https://t.co/Uth7YTzuA8
Hello from the @ResHomeCareShow at @ExCeLLondon! We are proud to be at the show alongside @UKQCS who we recently collaborated with to launch the PAL Guide to Daily Sparkle Activities. Find out more here https://t.co/IY9KJw5FfN and pop by to say hello if you're at the show! https://t.co/2oJq6w4ldN
If you're marking #DementiaActionWeek this week, take a look at our free digital activities pack. It contains a full range of #DailySparkle resources to try. https://t.co/nLszx8LbJW