Who didn’t play KerPlunk as a child? The game was probably similar to the smaller picture on the left. If you recall, players take turns removing a single straw from the tube while trying to minimize the number of marbles that fall through the web and into their tray.
When Kali McKaig, Coach and Team Leader at Azura Memory Care of Stoughton, does something, she does it right. And, in this case, she super-sized it! Kali made a Jumbo KerPlunk game in her spare time especially for her residents with Alzheimer’s. She knew it was important for them to continue to challenge their brains yet wanted them to feel successful. The residents laughed, strategized and played all day…most of the time in team spirit but, once in a while, it was pretty competitive. At all times, the residents absolutely LOVED it!
KUDOS Kali McKaig! You are living our Core Values. This is truly innovative and very creative. You are one of Azura Memory Care’s finest people.
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse