Book Recs for Nursing Home Book Club
May 15, 2014 4:02 PM Subscribe
I'm a social worker at a skilled nursing facility, and one of my residents has asked if we could start a book club. I'm trying to come up with a list of books that they can vote on to decide what we read first, and am looking for suggestions.
posted by odayoday to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There are just a few parameters:
1) The residents are elderly, and most are at least somewhat conservative. I don't want to be overly cautious about content, but at the same time we're just starting out, so I guess I do kind of want to err on the side of tamer material that hopefully won't scandalize them. I would also like to try to offer mostly upbeat options, although some heavier material would also be okay.
2) If possible, books that have been available in paperback for a while would be best, since I'd like to keep the cost down as much as possible.
Other than that, I'm pretty much open to any ideas. Fiction or non-fiction, mystery, fantasy, whatever!