Fall and Harvest

Fall and Harvest

As we approach the end of October, we are nearing eight months of learning how to live in a pandemic reality. For families living with dementia, many supports evaporated as day programs closed in order to ensure safety from transmission of the novel corona virus. Following a period of lock-down, we have gone through varying degrees of re-opening, but for many who are at high risk of a severe outcome, the lock-down has essentially continued. It’s my prayer that as families cope with and adapt to this new world that each family member will feel the presence of the Holy Spirit surrounding and comforting when most needed, and that all will find help and encouragement along the way. My heart goes out to all who are struggling.

In the hope that it helps it some small way, I have added some new word searches to the list on our Program Resources page. These are dementia friendly, with large print, and no words in reverse. Topics include Fall Holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, Gardening and Harvest, and a few others. For easy reference, here is a list of the new files, by category.

Fall Holidays

GIVE THANKS Word Search

CANADIAN THANKSGIVING Word Search

HALLOWEEN Word Search

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES Word Search

Gardening and Harvest

BOUNTIFUL HARVEST Word Search

HERBS and SPICES Word Search

LOTS OF LETTUCE Word Search

YOU SAY TOMATO Word Search

Other

ANTARCTICA Word Search

FAVOURITE THINGS Word Search

HORSE BREEDS Word Search

PENGUINS Word Search

SHOES Word Search

If you are in a congregate care setting and would like to provide spiritual care to your elders, I highly recommend http://spiritualeldercare.com where Chaplain Elisa Bosley provides ready-to-use resources for Bible Studies, Worship Services, and Hymn Sings. Check out the Spiritual Eldercare YouTube channel for Videos of Worship Services, as well as Hymn Videos with Lyrics.

Lifting up continued prayer for all families living with dementia, and all living in congregate care settings.

Love in Christ,
~Alice



Let’s build something together.

God is weaving a tapestry of care
that connects all of us in Grace.
Come. Be part of it.


© sidebyside.care 2020

Memorial Day and more…

Memorial Day and more…

In response to a special request from Lori from MN, who took time to send me a message of encouragement, I have added word searches for Memorial Day and Independence day on our Program Resources page. Thank you Lori, for your message and for your suggestions!

As usual, these are large-print word searches, with no words in reverse. In addition to USA holidays, there are word searches for Faith and Family, and A Spring Walk in the Park.

USA Holidays

INDEPENDENCE DAY Word Search

MEMORIAL DAY Word Search

PEACE Word Search

UNITED STATES of AMERICA – A to L – Word Search

UNITED STATES of AMERICA – M to N – Word Search

UNITED STATES of AMERICA – O to Z – Word Search

Faith and Family

FAITH Word Search

FAMILY Word Search

PETS Word Search

SIBLINGS FOREVER Word Search

A Spring Walk in the Park

A WALK IN THE PARK Word Search

BUTTERFLIES Word Search

DAFFODILS Word Search

DRAGONFLY Word Search

FLOWERS GALORE Word Search

HIKING Word Search

SPRING Word Search

If you are looking for a word search on a theme or topic not included on our Program Resources page, please let me know what you are looking for by writing to me here and I will do my best to create and add a word search for the theme you are looking for.

Thank you to all who are caring for elders and for families living with dementia! You are a blessing!

Love in Christ,
~Alice



Let’s build something together.

God is weaving a tapestry of care
that connects all of us in Grace.
Come. Be part of it.


© sidebyside.care 2020

More Word Searches

More Word Searches

I have added some new word searches to the list on our Program Resources page. These are large-print, with no words in reverse. Topics include The Month of May, Father’s Day, Scripture and Other . For easy reference, here is a list of the new files, by category.

The Month of May

THE MONTH OF MAY Word Search

MOTHERS DAY BOUQUET Word Search

MOTHERS DAY Word Search

TRIBUTE TO MOM Word Search

Father’s Day

FATHERS DAY Word Search

Scripture

BEATITUDES Word Search

JESUS AND THOMAS Word Search

PRAISE THE LORD (PS 150) Word Search

PSALM 23 Word Search

PSALM 91 Word Search

PSALM 116 Word Search

Other

COMPASS Word Search

ROMANTIC GETAWAYS Word Search

WEDDINGS Word Search

I am sorry to be a day late in posting Mother’s day word searches!! That said, every day can be a celebration of the relationships we treasure, one of the most precious of those being our moms!

A quote that I have found meaningful recently is:

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you CAN do.
— John Wooden

I cannot turn back the clock to post this sooner, but I CAN post it now!

While there is only one Father’s Day word search listed here, the following two word searches, which are already listed on the Program Resources page, also fit for a celebration of Father’s Day:

A FATHERS LOVE Word Search

THE LORDS PRAYER Word Search

If you are in a congregate care setting and would like to provide spiritual care to your elders, I highly recommend http://spiritualeldercare.com where Chaplain Elisa Bosley provides ready-to-use resources for Bible Studies, Worship Services, and Hymn Sings. Check out the Spiritual Eldercare YouTube channel for Videos of Worship Services, as well as Hymn Videos with Lyrics.

Lifting up continued prayer for all families living with dementia, and all living in congregate care settings.

Love in Christ,
~Alice



Let’s build something together.

God is weaving a tapestry of care
that connects all of us in Grace.
Come. Be part of it.


© sidebyside.care 2020

Word Searches Added

Word Searches Added

If you are looking for some things to do at home during the pandemic, why not try some word searches?

I have added some new word searches to the list on our Program Resources page. These are large-print, with no words in reverse. Topics include Birthdays, Camping, Lent, and Easter. For easy reference, here is a list of the new files, by category.

Birthdays

BIRTHDAY GIFTS Word Search

BIRTHDAYS Word Search

BIRTHSTONES Word Search

Camping

CAMPING 1 Word Search

CAMPING 2 Word Search

THE HAPPY WANDERER SONG Word Search

THE NIGHT SKY Word Search

Lent and Easter

LENT Word Search

SPIRITUAL PRACTICES FOR LENT Word Search

HOSANNA Word Search

HOLY WEEK Word Search

EASTER JOY Word Search

Other

HOLLYWOOD Word Search

I hope these are helpful and fun to do! Stay tuned for more word searches to come! In the meantime, I am lifting up all care partners in prayer, asking for blessings of strength, comfort, patience, grace, faith, and peace. If you have an idea for a word search topic, let me know by clicking on the “Get in touch!” below!

~Alice



Let’s build something together.

God is weaving a tapestry of care
that connects all of us in Grace.
Come. Be part of it.


© sidebyside.care 2020