Activity Calendar Ideas

We offer 2 ways for you to gather activity ideas for your
senior activity calendars!

1. Observance Calendars
If you like creating your own senior activity ideas, then use our observance calendars to find daily, weekly, and monthly observances that you can use to gather inspiration!

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General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

April Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of April by scheduling fun parties for your residents to enjoy throughout the month, like a Scrabble Tournament Party on National Scrabble Day (April 13), a Tax Party on Income Tax Pay Day (April 17), a Jelly Bean Tasting Party on National Jelly Bean Day (April 22), and a Pie Tasting Party or even a Pie Bake-Off Party on National Blueberry Pie Day (April 28).

View the April observances
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General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

May Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for May like a Diaper-Changing Contest on National Babysitters Day (May 12) or a Happy Hour on National Mint Julep Day (May 30). In addition, schedule a few intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Joke-Telling Contest on World Laughter Day (May 6) or a Grape Popsicle Party on National Grape Popsicle Day (May 27).

View the May observances
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General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

June Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents by recognizing several of the unique observances and holidays throughout June and then planning fun activities on those days, like hosting a Yo-Yo Competition on National Yo-Yo Day (June 6), organizing a Fudge Taste Test on National Fudge Day (June 16), or scheduling an Afternoon Dance Party on World Music Day (June 21).

View the June observances

 

2. Membership Calendars
If you'd rather just plug in our fun activity ideas, then view our sample calendars below to view the types of activity ideas found in the Not Just Bingo Membership.

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General Activity Calendar (with membership)

Assisted Living Activity Calendar

Schedule fun activities that work well for your general population and that allow you to celebrate unique observances, like hosting a Bubble Blowing Contest on Bubble Gum Day, organizing a Winter Predictions session on National Weatherperson's Day, or even scheduling a Chinese New Year Tea Party during the Chinese New Year.

View the sample assisted living calendar
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Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Men's Activity Calendar

Don't forget about the men in your facility. Schedule interesting discussions, like a discussion on Is Our System Just? on World Day for Social Justice. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like teaching the men how to perform card tricks during a fun Bartender Tricks session to celebrate World Bartender 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 dementia that are fun, yet meaningful. For instance, as a bedside activity, engage your bedridden resident in a Penny Toss game to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday, or as a fun craft activity, assist residents with constructing simple Paper Mosaics in honor of National Tile Day.

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 "Me and My Shadow" Week, as a lower-functioning activity, assist residents with Sorting Groundhog Tails (pom-poms), or during "Be My Sweetie" Week, host a Matchmaker Party, as a special event game for your residents.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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