Activity Calendar Ideas

Search these monthly activity calendars for fun, senior ideas that you can easily plug into your activity program. Use the general activity calendars for common activities, and the specialized activity calendars for more specific activities.

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General Activity Calendar

May Activity Calendar

Celebrate National Nursing Home Week (May 8-14) in your facility with fun themed days throughout the week. For example, schedule a Community Day, in which residents are Helping Out the Youngsters by mentoring a local group of boys and girls, or plan a Family Day, in which family members are assisting residents with filling out their Family Tree.

View the May calendar
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General Activity Calendar

June Activity Calendar

Get ready for summer with your residents by hosting fun, summer-related activities, like a Beach Party, featuring beach music and fruity drinks, a Summertime Nightcap, in which residents enjoy watching the sun set from your back patio, and a cooking activity in which residents make Summer Strawberry Jam.

View the June calendar
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General Activity Calendar

July Activity Calendar

Enjoy the month of July with your residents by planning unique activities like a Science Project: Fireworks Display on Independence Day, a Summer Olympics Day featuring a Medal Ceremony Social, and a week-long series of activities that make up Cruise Week with "trips" to China, Mexico, the Bahamas, France, and Italy.

View the July calendar
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Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Men's Activity Calendar

Add fun activities to your monthly activity calendar that relate to your male population. For example include interesting discussion activities as well as hands-on activities like making topiaries for Christmas Tree Centerpieces. In addition, provide unique, special events for the men, like hosting a Special Education Visit on Special Education Day.

View the sample men's calendar
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Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Dementia Activity Calendar

Provide specialized activities for your residents with Alzheimer's or dementia that are fun, yet meaningful. For instance, as a bedside activity, teach your resident a few Pilates exercises during a Pilates Workout, or encourage residents during a sensory stimulation activity to make cotton ball Santa Beards for a fun Christmas Eve nightcap.

View the sample dementia calendar
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Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar

Create fun activities for your residents by providing weekly themes. For example, during Celebrating Christmas Week recruit residents to make Beaded Candy Canes as a lower-functioning activity, or during Holiday Cookie Week, plan a special event for Dining Services to serve your residents' cookie recipes for a Holiday Cookie Recipe Party.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

Quick Tip: One of the easiest ways to come up with new and fresh ideas for your activity calendar each month is to relate your activities to specific observances or happenings for the month.