How we approach people matters and how we help people engage in purposeful activity is important. This resource, from NHS Ayrshire and Arran, can be used to help you start a conversation with an older person who uses your service.
Activities are divided into five sections: communication, games, physical activity, music and culture and wellbeing. You can choose from pictures, inspirational quotes, simple questions and activities to stimulate discussion. These ideas can be used with an individual or in a group. No preparation is needed and even five minutes with an older person can enhance their quality of life.