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.
'Tis the season. Celebrate this holiday season with fun Christmas and Hanukkah activities. For instance, recruit residents to perform a fun Holiday Play (December 5), invite residents to dress up for an annual Holiday Ball (December 9), or encourage residents to spread the Christmas spirit through Christmas Caroling (December 20). Don't forget that Hanukkah begins early this year - on Thanksgiving! For Hanukkah, consider hosting a Hanukkah Celebration Dinner (December 2) or a Happy Hanukkah Happy Hour (December 3).
In addition, take time this month to involve the family members of your residents in your festive activities. For example, invite the grandkids to stop by to have fun testing toys just in time for Christmas (Toy Testers on December 8), or invite family members over to purchase tasty baked items that were made by your residents (Holiday Bake Sale on December 12).
Provide tasty treats for the new year that will delight your residents' taste buds. For instance, encourage residents to make blonde brownies on National Blonde Brownie Day (Baking Club: Blonde Brownies on January 22), make peanut brittle on National Peanut Brittle Day (Baking Club: Peanut Brittle on January 26), and make chocolate covered cherries on National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day (Baking Club: Chocolate Covered Cherries on January 3).
In addition, ring in the new year with fun activities that allow residents to reflect and think about what they will look forward to in 2014. Invite residents to share their wishes for the new year with others (New Year Wishes on January 1) as well as to clear out the clutter in their rooms to make way for new things in 2014 (Clean Out Your Closet! on January 2). Don't forget to schedule traditional new year activities for your residents like watching the New Year's Day parades and football games (Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game on January 1).
Get your residents involved in weekly Arts & Crafts activities to celebrate the season. For example, invite residents to make cards for Valentine's Day (Crafts: Valentine's Day Cards on February 13) or groundhog puppets for their grandkids on Groundhog Day (Crafts: Groundhog Puppets on February 2).
Furthermore, use the short month of February to teach your residents a few new skills like learning how to speak French (Learn a New Language on February 3), how to play the piano (Piano Lesson on February 4), or how to teach dog tricks to a dog (Dog Tricks on February 11).
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