Yesterday we had a Resident Council Meeting. The meetings are chaperoned by an employee from Recreation.
We started with a quorum and one to spare but as usual a resident left early. Ok we still had a quorum. Then the roommate of this partner also decided to leave. Woops no voting quorum. Then another resident happened by chance to join the meeting. Quorum restored.
Just one among many regular trying events of a Recreation staff member. Overriding all else is the duty of Recreation staff to occupy the time of Residents in the nursing home they serve with stimulating, healthy and useful pastimes. Easier said than done.
Residents of a nursing home are in all stages of physical and mental weakness needing to be cared for individually as they are specially unique. It is not an easy task and this applies to staff of every designation not just recreation.