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We have monthly resident mixers, and a White Elephant was perfect for December. They had to bring something from home or if they wanted to buy something it was up to them. High participation and what fun it was! Will definitely do it again next year. I think the funniest thing someone brought was a holiday jar with nothing in it.
We just did this! We are small community with no pool or clubhouse, but what a great and simple way to get folks together. Here's how simple we made this since it was our first time trying it out. Vanilla ice cream (just get the minimum you need; our quick stop is just down the road if we needed more), chocolate syrup, caramel topping and whipped cream. We did add cups and root beer for floats. We did not have a huge showing, but people brought their lawn chairs and sat around and visited. We brought out one folding plastic table for the bowls, spoons etc and kept it basic. I think the residents enjoyed being served by management and owners as well. We will definitely do it again. I believe that when residents meet each other, they realize another human being is living on the other side of...
I used to manage a senior community. Another great amended activity, that our residents loved, was beach ball volleyball. We put up a regulation sized volleyball net and put chairs on each side of the net where the player positions usually are and instead of a volleyball we used a beach ball filled partially with air and a little bit of helium. The residents loved it!