Placemats for Seniors
In homes, community centers, and hospitals, residents are often eating in cafeteria style dining rooms. Decorated paper placemats are a small gesture that can make dinner feel more personal or more at home. These placemats should be designed with cheerful messages such as “Have a great meal!” or “Enjoy your food!” The placemats could also be decorated with nutritional tips or images. Laminating is
optional, but it would help these placemats to be used over and over again.
1. 11” x 17” paper
2. Markers, crayons, pencils
3. Other fun crafting supplies (stickers, etc.)
4. Lamination (optional)
1. Set up supplies on the table, making sure there is plenty of room for you and the girls to work. Also, you might want to put something underneath your work to protect the surface you are working on.
2. Take a few minutes before you begin to make sure everyone participating in the project understands the purpose of the placemats and sees the importance of making them.
3. Make the placemats. Have fun! Be creative! These should be cheery, happy messages and fun things to read while someone eats.
Bring your completed placemats to our March 20, 2014 Service Unit Meeting. Contact Cathy Keeton with questions firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-8097.