AFL Football Grand Final Day Celebrations

Activities for Seniors | By Debbie Davison

When to Celebrate?

For the first time ever the AFL Grand Final will be held in Perth Western Australia on Saturday the 25th September 2021 at 12:30 pm WA time and at the Optus Stadium. This is due to the covid restrictions still in place in Victoria.

Everyone can enjoy this event!

Many of the senior residents really enjoy football including those living with Alzheimer's and dementia. This event is suitable for every part of your residential aged care facility. 

To have a successful fun day here are a few ideas.


✿ Decorate the room you are watching the game in the two teams colours. Lots of coloured streamers and balloons.

✿ Find posters to post in the room of the two teams these can be found in the newspaper in the week leading up to the game.

✿ Make a display with a football, borrow a football trophy from family or friends, football boots & mascots.

✿ Make bunches of coloured streamers on sticks that residents can shake to cheer on their favourite team.

Dress up!

✿ Encourage staff and residents to dress up in the team colours. 

Serve Football Food!

✿ Serve football food like small meat pies & sausage rolls with sauce. Potato chips and low alcohol beer or cool drink.

✿ Decorate milk arrowroot biscuits with coloured icing (team colours) to serve with afternoon tea.

Music & Quiz Activities!

✿ Run a football quiz in the afternoon. Download our Quiz here.

✿ Sing the 2 competing team club songs and run some highlights from other past grand final matches, accessible on YouTube. 
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Debbie Davison
Debbie is the owner of Memory Lane Therapy and an experienced Activity coordinator for Aged care. Her passion is Music, Arts, Crafts and making people Laugh and Smile.


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