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M4A wants to remind consumers of all ages at all stages to START WITH M4A!  We are the first place to contact to get help, information, and resources. Our Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Specialists are always here to help!

Love is in the air at your nursing home and assisted living centers, and what better way to spark fun Valentine’s Day memories then to have some fun celebrating them! As usual, notjustbingo.com has shared some fantastic ideas that you will love!

1. Candy Bingo. Play a fun round of Valentine bingo using candy like Hershey’s Kisses or sweethearts as the bingo markers. Give out Valentine candy for prizes.

2. Newlywed Game. If your facility is a nursing facility, consider recruiting your married couples to play a fun Newlywed game for entertainment. Ask questions of each of the spouses separately, like “When did you last give your wife flowers?” or “What was the menu of the first meal that your wife cooked for you?” (Be sure to search online for “Newlywed Game Questions” for more ideas.)

3. Name That Love Song. Play music from popular love songs for residents to guess the titles. 

4. Valentine Charades. Invite participants to act out the titles of romantic songs, like “The Way You Look Tonight,” “My Funny Valentine,” or “Wind Beneath My Wings.”

5. Match Game. Place the name of one member of a popular duo or couple on the back of each participant for them to guess who they are and to find their match. Tell participants that they can only ask “yes” or “no” questions to find out who they are. For a nursing facility, use classic Old Hollywood couples like Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, and Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.

6. Valentine Pictionary. Encourage participants to draw words or phrases related to Valentine’s Day for their team members to guess, like candlelight dinner, love birds, or love letter.

7. Valentine’s Word Games. Search online for printable word games for your participants to work, like a Valentine’s Mad Lib for residents to fill in words before reading the Valentine story or poem. In addition, look for Valentine word searches or crossword puzzles that can be used for a fun game to see who can finish their puzzle first.

M4A, in partnership with the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC), Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV) and our local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), are planning and hosting a statewide regional training tour in 2019 specifically for law enforcement and other first responders. 

The dates of the training are:

MARCH 26 – BIRMINGHAM
 
JUNE 26 – MONTGOMERY
 
SEPTEMBER 25 – HUNTSVILLE
 
OCTOBER 23 - MOBILE

Please help M4A promote these upcoming training events to local law enforcement and first responder agencies. Those interested to attend must register at www.m4a.org/register. 

Please contact Robyn James for more information at rjames@m4a.org or 205-670-5770.


 

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