Senior Activity Calendars
Month after month, find unique, senior activity ideas that will excite and fulfill your residents and that can be added easily to your monthly activity calendar. Feel free to use these activities if you need to add more activities to your upcoming senior activity calendar.
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. You will find these fun observances and holidays, which can spark interesting ideas for senior activities, listed in each of the senior activity calendars.
Increase the cognitive activities this month for your higher-functioning residents. Consider adding in trivia and quizzes that will keep your residents stimulated. For instance, host a Grammar Quiz Social (March 4) on National Grammar Day, give a Women's History Quiz (March 11) detailing famous women during this National Women's History Month, or provide a Quick Quiz Social (March 18), in which residents get to snack as they think of the answers.
Additionally, provide activities for residents to reminisce about the past. For example, organize a fun tea party in which residents reminisce about toys and games that they used to play with when they were young (Reminiscence & Tea: Toys of Yesteryear on March 5), bring in old Barbie dolls to help residents recall buying them for their daughters (Barbie and Ken Social on March 9), or play a fun comparison game, in which residents must decide if the price corresponds to the 1960s or the 1990s (Now or Then on March 15).
Throughout April, create afternoon socials for your residents to gather and have fun. For instance, host an I Got the Blues Social on the birthday of blues singer Muddy Waters, in which residents create and sing blues songs (April 4), or persuade residents to sample jelly beans during a Jelly Bean Taste Testing Social on National Jelly Bean Day (April 22).
In addition, provide activities this month that appeal to the artistic side of your residents. For example, invite residents to paint flowers (Art Class Project on April 12), write poetry (Poetic Muse on April 28), or even sketch cartoon characters (Sketch It on April 30).
During the month of May, add fun lunch activities for your residents to enjoy. For example, host a Mediterranean Lunch (May 2) for this Mediterranean Diet Month, celebrate this National Barbecue Month by having a BBQ Lunch (May 6), or serve a healthy Soup & Salad Lunch (May 7) during this National Salad Month.
Don't forget about all of the fun holidays in the month of May. Coordinate interesting activities on a few of these holidays, including hosting a Mother's Day Brunch on Mother's Day (May 11), programming an Armed Forces Flag-Raising Ceremony on Armed Forces Day (May 17), and preparing a fun Memorial Day Cookout on Memorial Day (May 26).
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