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12/19/2011 11:59 AM

Ideas for "activities" for my 83 yr old mother....(page 2)

beth1954
beth1954  
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That's true. She can still walk from the car into the store!
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12/19/2011 12:02 PM
joycea
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good luck to you and your mom.

hope i have helped in some way.

God bless,

joyce


12/19/2011 12:08 PM
beth1954
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Yes, you have helped and it gives me something to think about!

Thanks!


12/19/2011 12:09 PM
joycea
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you are very welcomeSmile

03/05/2012 10:47 AM
krishemp
 
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Sorry for the late post, but look into arts and crafts things for kids...there are tons of places online that tell you lots of crafts to do at home for free or low cost. You can then donate the items. She can make cards for soldiers or vets in the hospital. Make ornaments. You can make playdough at home and she can make little charms to give to a local charity group to sell...etc. Paper mache. There are a lot of things she can do. String beads and make elastic bracelets. Just some thoughts.

03/05/2012 12:02 PM
beth1954
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Thank you! It doesn't matter that it's a late post.....she still needs things to do. Thank God she has been doing somewhat better and is doing a few things outside again. (Planted some tomatoes, flowers, etc.) But there are times she needs to keep busy!!

She would love the idea of making cards for soldiers/vets. She goes to Brooke Army Medical Center for all her medical needs. Everytime we go over there we see soldiers that are badly injured it just makes us want to cry. My cousin was burned over 65% of his body (3rd degree) because of an IED in Iraq. He spent almost 2 years there in their world famous burn unit!


03/05/2012 02:42 PM
krishemp
 
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Wow, then something like the cards or something for the vets would be great and I know they would appreciate it so much and it would have great meaning for her and you. Maybe doing some holiday themed crafts would help her have purpose...Easter is coming up.

some sites that might give you some ideas

http://www.diynetwork.com/decorating/coiled-rag-baskets/ index.html

http://www.craftster.org/

http://www.craftbits.com/paper-crafts

http://www.tipjunkie.com/

http://www.allyou.com/budget-home/crafts/

http://www.oneprettything.com/


03/06/2012 07:03 AM
beth1954
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Oooohh......I like those! I've been a big fan of "Pinterest" lately and have tried some new things. I included Mom in planting little succulent gardens in bowls last weekend. She liked that. We also made moss terrariums!!

03/06/2012 09:37 AM
krishemp
 
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That is so cool, I love terriums! Post some pics if you get a chance.
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