How to Start a Straw Hat Ladies’ Club
for Your Female Residents
Looking for a way to get your female residents to bond and enjoy one another’s company? Then consider starting your own Straw Hat Ladies’ Club in your facility.
Plan fun socializing activities that allow the ladies in your facility to bond and get to know one another, like a Straw Hat Ladies’ Club. Here are 3 tips to remember when setting up your club:
1. Organize a fun monthly event just for your ladies. Create an enjoyable event that you can host each month so that your ladies can attend and socialize with one another. For instance, host a tea party or luncheon with a different theme each month (e.g., an Easter Straw Hat Ladies’ Tea Party in April).
2. Have the ladies decorate their own straw hats. Create an activity in which the ladies can decorate their own straw hats or embellish inexpensive straw hats that your Activity Department purchases. If possible, purchase or make more hats than you need so that when a new female resident moves into your facility, you can welcome her with a straw hat that she can wear to the monthly event.
3. Finally, at each meeting encourage the ladies to develop a plan to give back to your community through a volunteer project. Use the meeting as a chance for the ladies to stop thinking about their own problems and instead focus on the needs within your community. Invite the ladies to suggest ideas for how your new Straw Hat Ladies’ Club can be of service to others, like having bake sales to raise money for a good cause or making stuffed animals for the local Boys’ & Girls’ Club.