Gerontology Center

Activity Director Materials

Materials may be viewed in the Gerontology Resource Center. Organizations and institutions may check out selected materials for a limited time. Inquire via e-mail.

  • I Remember: Bingo – A Social, Interactive Reminiscence Game, created by Estelle and Jay Leutenberg and Kathy L. Khalsa, 2003.
  • Working with Groups on Spiritual Themes – Structured Exercises in Healing, Vol. 2, by Elaine Hopkins, Zo Woods, Russell Kelley, Katrina Bentley and James Murphy, 1995.
  • Make Your Point! – Trivia Game, by Cindy Van Dusen, 1999.
  • Sing-Along with ElderSong – Old Songs in Low Keys Vol. 1, 1994, (Includes Cassette Tape and Lyrics Book).
  • Sing-Along with ElderSong – Old Songs in Low Keys Vol. 2, 1994, (Includes Cassette Tape and Lyrics Book).
  • Sing-Along with ElderSong – Old Songs in Low Keys Vol. 3, 1994, (Includes Cassette Tape and Lyrics Book).
  • Sing-Along with ElderSong – Old Songs in Low Keys Vol. 4, 1994, (Includes Cassette Tape and Lyrics Book).
  • Yesterdays – A Collection of Short Stories, Nostalgic Photographs and Related Programming Materials for Older Adults, by Nancy Dezan, 1995.
  • Meaningful Life Skills – Reproducible Activity Handouts for Older Adults, by Estelle A. Leutenberg and Kathy L. Khalsa and illustrated by Amy L. Brodsky, 2003.
  • The Non-Competitive Activity Book, by Robin Dynes, 2002.
  • Allie Learns About Alzheimer's Disease – A Family Story About Love, Patience and Acceptance, by Kim Gosselin and illustrated by Tom Dineen, 2001.
  • The Memory Workbook – Breakthrough Techniques to Exercise Your Brain and Improve Your Memory, by Douglas J. Mason and Michael L. Kohn, 2001.
  • A Family Caregiver's Guide to Planning and Decision Making for the Elderly – Forms, Checklists, and Practical Advice on Health, Housing, Finances and More, by James A. Wilkinson, 1999.
  • Monthly Planner Series, by Becky Daniel White, (2002):
    • January – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Pies, Old Time Radio, Hugs, Books and Automobiles.
    • February – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Snacks, Weddings, Love, Rip-Roaring Twenties, and Golf.
    • March – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Pancakes, Superstitions, Spring, Those Fabulous Forties, and Major League Trivia.
    • April – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Armchair Traveling, Gardening, Laughter, Siblings and Tennis Anyone?
    • May – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Pen Pals, The Sassy Sixties, Mother's Day, Eggs, and Celebrate Your Heritage.
    • June – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Fruit, Seventies TV Programs, Father's Day, Summertime, and Fishing.
    • July – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Butterflies and Insects, Painting, The Thirties, Berries, and Patriotism.
    • August – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Reminiscing About Friends, Barbecuing, Smiles, Fairs, and Bowling.
    • September – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: 1950s Television, Grandparents, Ice Cream, School Days, and Good Neighbors.
    • October – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Pizza Pizzazz, Oscar Winners, Venting Frustration, Word Puzzles, and Wildlife.
    • November – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Peanut Butter, Charity, Native Americans, Collectibles, and Thanksgiving.
    • December – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Up, Up and Away, Generosity, Snowflakes ‘n' Wintertime, Football – Run with It, and the Flavors of Christmas.
  • Gentle Exercises and Movement for Frail People – With Instructional Booklet and Illustrated Flashcards, by Myfanwy Hook, 1997.
  • Age Happens – The Best Quotes and Cartoons About Growing Older, selected by Bruce Lansky, 1996.
  • What's So Funny About Getting Old? – A Collection of Cartoons, Quips, Quotes and insights, by Ed Fischer and Jane Thomas Noland, 1996.
  • Daily Doses of Nostalgia – A Focus Topic for Each Day: Something to Think About, Something to Talk About, by John and Fran Artman and illustrated by Kathy Marlin, (1996):
    • Spring Months (March-May)
    • Summer Months (June-August)
    • Fall Months (September-November)
    • Winter Months (December-February)
  • Recreation for Older Adults – Individual and Group Activities, by Judith and Jerold Elliott, 1999 - 2 copies.
  • Activities for Older People – A Practical Workbook of Art and Craft Projects, by Brian W. Banks, 2000.
  • Eldertrivia Vol. 4, by Beckie Karras, 1990.
  • Eldertrivia Vol. 5, by Beckie Karras, 1990.
  • Eldertrivia Vol. 6, by Beckie Karras, 1990.
  • Say It With Music – Music Games and Trivia, by Beckie Karras, 1990.
  • Writing Your Life – An Easy-to-Follow Guide to Writing an Autobiography, by Mary Borg, 1998.
  • Mental Aerobics – A Resource Manual of Mentally Stimulating Group Activities, by Nancy J. Lewthwaite, 1986.
  • You Be the Judge – True Stories to Jump-Start Lively Discussions, Vol. 1, by Nancy Dezan, 1996.
  • You Be the Judge – True Stories to Jump-Start Lively Discussions, Vol. 2, by Nancy Dezan, 1996.
  • You Be the Judge – True Stories to Jump-Start Lively Discussions, Vol. 3, by Nancy Dezan, 1996.
  • Eldergames – The Wiz Quiz, Vol. 1, by Leonard and Jaclyn Kelly.
  • Eldergames – The Wiz Quiz, Vol. 2, by Leonard and Jaclyn Kelly.
  • Eldergames – The Wiz Quiz, Vol. 3, by Leonard and Jaclyn Kelly.
  • Eldergames – The Wiz Quiz, Vol. 4, by Leonard and Jaclyn Kelly.
  • Skits for Seniors – Humorous Plays, Vol. 1, by Jean Vetter, 2000.
  • Skits for Seniors – Humorous Plays, Vol. 2, by Jean Vetter, 2000.