My wife and I have been asked to step in and help running regular Social Events for the elderly in the flats where we live. Apart from the usual Bingo Nights and Quiz Afternoons/Nights what sort of things would you suggest.
There are around 30(ish) residents with an average age of around 75 - 80. Some of them have varying degrees of mobility problems, and (Unfortunately) a few of the more elderly ones have almost convinced themselves that they are too old to try anything new (They can be a little "set in their ways")
We have a large and comfortable (Recently redecorated and refurnished) "Residents Lounge" with a Communal Kitchen at our disposal as well as some funds to buy equipment (To within reason)
Ideas I am really looking for are things that will ideally be activities that encourage them to try to get a little more mobile (In both body and mind) and give them something to look forward to while spending time with each other - And of course encouraging them to have a good old laugh!
Any thoughts or suggestions please?