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.
Have fun with your residents as you celebrate the fun observances and events in the month of May. For example, host a fun May Day Dance on May Day (May 1), a Cinco de Mayo Social on the 5th of May, a Mother's Day Brunch on Mother's Day (May 12), an Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremony on Armed Forces Day (May 18), and a Memorial Day Cookout on Memorial Day (May 27).
Furthermore, encourage your residents to enjoy the fresh air by coordinating fun activities outdoors. For instance, host a Wildflower Planting Social (May 8) in your garden during National Wildflower Week, or host fun activities in your facility's backyard during National Backyard Games Week like Relay Race (May 20), Pitching Horseshoes (May 21), Ring Toss (May 24), and Volleyball Fun (May 25).
Schedule fun musical activities for residents to enjoy throughout the month. For example, host a fun musical activity in your backyard (Concert in the Park on June 10), schedule a fun 1920s dance on the birthday of famed 1920s dancer Josephine Baker (Flappers Dance on June 3), or play jazz music for residents on legendary jazz singer Louis Armstrong's birthday (Satchmo Social on June 28).
In addition, celebrate the onset of summer with fun activities that will get your residents into the summertime mood. For instance, host a Pool Party (June 21) for residents to splash their feet in the water, coordinate a Summertime Nightcap (June 21) for residents to enjoy on the longest day of the year, or host a fun Wine & Wickets Social (June 22) in your backyard in which residents sip wine and play a fun outdoor game of croquet.
Celebrate this summer month by hosting a fun Summer Cruise Week for your residents in which you provide a tasty lunch featuring the cuisine of that country, as well as a fun activity that is characteristic of the country. For instance, take your residents to China (Summer Cruise Week: China on July 15) to play a game of Chinese checkers, to Italy (Summer Cruise Week: Italy on July 16) to sing Italian love songs, to France (Summer Cruise Week: France on July 17) to sit in on a French cooking demonstration, to Mexico (Summer Cruise Week: Mexico on July 18) to make piñatas, and to The Bahamas (Summer Cruise Week: The Bahamas on July 19) to enjoy tropical drinks while listening to island music.
Don't forget to schedule plenty of fun ice cream activities during this National Ice Cream Month. For example, invite residents to make their own ice cream sundaes (Make Your Own Sundae Social on July 2), pass out popsicles to residents to increase their hydration (Beat the Heat Social on July 8), set up your own ice cream truck to pass out ice cream favorites like Nutty Buddies (Ice Cream Treats Social on July 22), and recruit residents to make a tasty ice cream sandwich dessert for all to enjoy (Ice Cream Makers on July 27).
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