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MEN'S ACTIVITIES: Additional Resources and Links

Click here to read the article, Don't Be Lost. Read the M.A.P.! Men's Activity Programs in Health-Care Facilities by Kimberly Grandal, CTRS, ACC

Board Games, Table Games and Casino Games

*Board Games: For various types of board games visit www.boardgamecentral.com

*Board Games for sports: http://www.attitudearcade.com/monopoly.cfm

*Bingo: Regular bingo, sports bingo, hobby bingo, etc.

*Backgammon: Rules of backgammon www.bkgm.com/rules.html, play backgammon online www.mistergammon.com

*Card Games:Types of card games and rules www.pagat.com

*Casino Games: Board games and VCR casino games from Nasco http://www.enasco.com/senioractivities

*Checkers: Play checkers online www.thinks.com/java/checkers/checkers.htm

*Chess: Play chess online www.gameknot.com

*Dominoes: Online dominoes www.boardgamecentral.com/games/dominoes_online.html, many types of adapted dominoes

*Horseracing: Horseracing board games www.patentstorm.us/patents/7025353.html, VCR horseracing game, play horseracing online www.stableking.com

*Ping Pong: Any table can be turned into a ping pong table, online ping pong www.freeworldgroup.com/games/pingpong3d

*Pokeno: Pokeno board games

*Puzzles: There are many great adapted puzzles of all sizes for various cognitive levels geared toward men such as trains, cars, tools, etc. Visit Nasco http://www.enasco.com/senioractivities or Sea Bay www.seabaygame.com

*Roulette: Roulette board games, play roulette online www.epoxy.mrs.umn.edu/~caudills/WebProg/dbm/roulette.html

Community Groups and Organizations

*Here are a few links where you may be able to find male volunteers. Click here for more community resources links

*Big Brother sponsors

*Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs

*Y's Men International U.S. Area

*American Legion
*Boy Scouts of America
*Kiwanis International
*4H Club
*Veterans of Foreign War
*Jaycees
*YMCA
*National Coalition of Free Men
*Additional Men's Organizations

*Visits from fire station, police station, hardware stores

Community Trips

*Baseball game or other sporting events (local, schools, colleges, state, minor leagues, major leagues, etc.)

*Putting practice or miniature golf

*Movies

*Concerts and comedy shows

*Museum, zoo, aquarium

*Restaurants

*Picnics, parks

*Community clubs and organizations

Magazines

*Get subscriptions or ask people to bring in recent magazines: Men’s Health, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, Esquire, Field and Stream etc. There are even magazines about cigars, cars and trucks, farming, beer and more!

*Visit Magazines.com http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=7EvjDmeAqtw&offerid=54694.10000425&subid=0&type=4

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Military and Politics

*Patriotic Posters in American History-1930's http://gba.wavethemes.net/posters.html

*Military pictures http://www.1000pictures.com

*Military Pictures, graphics and clip art http://royaltyfreeclipart.com/photos/military/militaryphotos.html

*Great free military posters, Uncle Sam, Red Cross, WWI, WWII, Liberty Bonds http://www.clipartguide.com/_search_terms/pd_vintage.html

*Free pictures of American Presidents http://www.clipartguide.com/_search_terms/pd_president.html

Movies and Videos

*There are many great videos about trains, cars, sports bloopers, WWII wilderness, etc. Visit Nasco at http://www.enasco.com/senioractivities

*Nasco also has movies about cowboys, John Wayne, Groucho Marx, etc. http://www.enasco.com/senioractivities

*Activity Director Catalogue (1-800-772-0447) has videos on classic cars, WWII, Ed Sullivan, cowboys, video fireplace, train rides, route 66, etc.


Special Events

*Barbecues

*Comedy Night

*Happy Hour

*Special meals (Men's Breakfast Club, etc.)

*Trophy Day (Have everyone bring in trophies, awards, etc. and put on display or use for discussion)

*Men's Fashion Show or Discussion: http://www.costumegallery.com/men.htm

*Men’s Health Week www.menshealthweek.org

*Pirate Activities and information www.nationalgeographic.com/pirates

*Competitions

*Adapted Olympic Games

Sports and Hobbies

*Start a sports club. Contact various sports and hobby association for dates, information, etc. Ask for free posters, brochures, pictures, to display and use for discussion activities, decor and displays.

*Airplanes: online flying www.batkhela.com/play_online_games/flying-online-games.html

airplane crossword puzzle www.library.thinkquest.org/J002409/crossword.htm, It's Never 2 Late www.in2l.com

*Auto Racing: The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing www.nascar.com, auto racing board game www.realaction.com, online auto racing www.mrfreefree.com/free_games/free_online_car_racing_games.html

*Baseball: Baseball and other sports cards www.sportscardfun.com, baseball board games www.baseballboardgame.com, online baseball www.nabiscoworld.com/Games/game.aspx?gameid=10030, large selection of online baseball word puzzle games http://www.baseball-almanac.com/gam_menu.shtml , baseball word search www.library.thinkquest.org/J003385F/WordSearch.htm

*Baseball Leagues: Major League Baseball www.mlb.com, Minor League Baseball www.minorleaguebaseball.com

*Basketball: National Basketball Association www.nba.com, adapted basketball, basketball word search www.puzzle-club.com/basketball-word-searches.html

basketball crossword puzzle www.funtrivia.com/crossword/play.cfm?gid=1025, online basketball www.rcade.com/hoops-game.htm

basketball board game http://boardgamecentral.com/games/sports.html, contact the Harlem Globe Trotters and ask about an exhibition www.harlemglobetrotters.com

*Billiards: online pool www.nabiscoworld.com/Games/game_large.aspx?gameid=10085, Billiards word search www.observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/fun/wordsearch/ulysses_search/ulysses_search.html

*Boating: crossword www.boatus.com/crossword, remote controlled boats, boating games

*Bowling: Professional Bowlers Association www.pba.com, online bowling www.candystand.com/play.do?id=17884, bowling trips, adapted bowling, table top bowling

*Boxing: World Boxing Association www.wbaonline.com, online boxing www.play-free-online-games.com/games/onlineboxing.html, wordsearch www.allstarpuzzles.com/wordsearch/00397.html, boxing night

*Camping: (indoor and outdoor), word search www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/puzzles/campingws.htm

camp songs, stories, skits and more www.ultimatecampresource.com , camping crossword puzzle www.lib.sk.ca/sla/SRP/2003/srp2003-campcrossword.pdf

*Cars: Car shows, remote controlled cars, car puzzles, matchbox car collections, model cars, It's Never 2 Late www.in2l.com computer driving game

*Crafts: Leather crafts, woodprojects, tile projects, painting, etc. Visit S&S for products and ideas http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2140417-10436850

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*Fishing: online fishing game www.onlinefishinggames.net, fishing trips, fishing board game http://www.attitudearcade.com/pd_monopoly_fishing.cfm, fishing word search www.thepotters.com/puzzles/fishing.html

*Football: National Football League www.nfl.com, online football www.clevercode.com/football/football_online.html, word search www.thepotters.com/puzzles/football.html, football board games http://www.attitudearcade.com/cat_nfl_board.cfm

*Golf: Professional Golf Association www.pga.com, online golf www.nabiscoworld.com/games/game_large.aspx?gameid=10028, golf board game http://www.attitudearcade.com/cat_dominoes.cfm, adapted golf, miniature golf, golf word search www.thepotters.com/puzzles/golf.html

*Handyman activities: handyman word search crossword puzzle http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Workshop/WordSearch.htm, working with small appliances, building blocks, visit Seabay for latch boards boxes www.seabaygame.com, visit Nasco for activity pillows, plumbers kits, building sets, linking logs, latches and hooks, gears, nuts and bolt activities, puzzles, etc. http://www.enasco.com/senioractivities

*Hiking: Hiking and Backpacking Clubs in the USA www.hikingandbackpacking.com/hiking_clubs.html,

hiking board games www.gamefest.com/display.asp?item=4751, hiking word search www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/puzzles/hikingws.htm

*Hockey: National Hockey League www.nhl.com, online hockey www.candystand.com/play.do?id=17927, air hockey, hockey word search http://www.puzzles.ca/wordsearch/hockey.html, hockey board game http://www.attitudearcade.com/cat_nhl_board.cfm

*Hunting: North American Hunting Club www.huntingclub.com, online hunting www.sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/general/news/story?page=g_games_shoot, hunting word search www.thepotters.com/puzzles/hunting.html

*Motorcycles: Motorcycle Club Index www.motorcycleclubsindex.com, online motorcycle racing game at www.racing-games.heavygames.com

*Pin Ball: Adapted pin ball machine www.ucandocentral.com, online pin ball games http://www.roughoat.com/games/pinball.htm

Soccer: Major League Soccer www.mlsnet.com, online soccer www.freegames.ws/games/freeonlinegames/soccergame/soccerball.htm, soccer word search www.library.thinkquest.org/04oct/01141/WORD%20SEARCH.htm

*Sports: Sports trivia from Nasco http://www.enasco.com/senioractivities, word games, puzzles, discussions, current events, competitions, more crossword puzzles http://www.funtrivia.com/crossword/index.cfm?cat=10

*Wrestling: World Wrestling Entertainment www.wwe.com, crossword puzzle www.funtrivia.com/crossword/play.cfm?gid=993, word search www.thepotters.com/puzzles/wrestling.html

Technology

*There are many online sports casino games, video games, computer games etc. available.

*Computers: It's Never 2 Late www.in2l.com

*Video games: Check out Playstation for sports games and others like Army Men World War Land Sea Air

*For more adaptive equipment links visit http://www.recreativeresources.com/linkadaptiveequipment.htm

Word Games, Discussion, Trivia

*Bi-Folkal Kits have great multi-sensory reminiscing kits for many topics including train rides, automobiles, the Depression, farming,etc.

Visit www.bifolkal.org/bf_kitintro.html

*Men in History

*Current Events

*Poetry: Men’s Work by Robert Bly http://www.menweb.org/menswork.htm

*Pictures enhance reminiscing (please be sure to double-check the terms of use before using any of these)

*Vintage cigarette ads http://www.chickenhead.com/truth

*Vintage car ads http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/134806671rOkPEq

*Vintage pictures of famous people, magicians and more: http://www.clipartguide.com/_search_terms/pd_vintage.html

*There are many discussion and trivia materials available on the market.


 
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