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Digital Photo Usages

When I first began working as an activities director with senior adults, I took pictures on a camera that had film in it.  I'd take it to the store and make copies of the photos of our special event and distribute them to those in the picture for free. Usually, if they wanted extras there was a minimum fee associated with it due to taking extra time, etc to go back to the store. Then, along came the digital cameras. This was much easier to work with. I will assume for the sake of this article that you too are using a digital camera when you take pictures in your retirement community.

So the questions are, now that I have the pictures on my camera, what do I do with them? How do I distribute them to those in the pictures or to show the community at large? What else can I do with the pictures that I might not be already doing to get the most out of taking the picture?
I am not an advanced user when it comes to technology and I believe that there is more out there to learn about in thi…

Coupons for Military Families

In this economic climate and working as an activities director in a non-profit retirement community, I have come to appreciate the value of using coupons. I personally started getting more serious about couponing and found the website, The Krazy Coupon Lady, to learn the basics that have saved me a lot of money. I found that it was important to get more coupons in order to succeed, and found that the recycle bins at work was a good source to find a few extra packets of coupons. (The recycle bins are inside the buildings and are for paper only, so it is not gross.)
As I've explored this new world of coupons, I've been thinking about two different things. The first is that I am sure that there are other staff members in the community that could use these coupons too. I wonder if they are taking a moment to search in the recycle bins like me or not. As the activities director, my job is to plan programs for the residents, but I am honestly thinking about coming up with a program…