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!

celebrating Thanksgiving activities for senior residents for November activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

November Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for November like a Wine Tasting on International Merlot Day (November 7) or a Dance Contest on National Jukebox Day (November 23). In addition, schedule a few virtual intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Baking With Grandma activity on National Vanilla Cupcake Day (November 10) or a Zoom Cartoon-Watching Party on World Television Day (November 21).

View the November observances
holidays activities for assisted living residents for December activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

December Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents by recognizing some of the unique observances throughout December, like hosting a Zoom Mentoring Session where your residents can mentor a few kids at a neighboring Boys' and Girls' Club on International Volunteer Day (December 5), or organizing a fun Game Night activity for residents in your Activity Room on National Dice Day (December 4).

View the December observances
winter activities for assisted living residents for January activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

January Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of January by scheduling fun parties for your residents to enjoy throughout the month, like hosting a Big Band Listening Party on National Disc Jockey Day (January 20), organizing a Pie Tasting Party on National Pie Day (January 23), or hosting a Pet Therapy Party on Happy Mew Year for Cats Day (January 2).

View the January 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.

hands for assisted living activity ideas
General Activity Calendar (with membership)

Assisted Living Activity Calendar

Schedule fun activities that work well for your general population that allow you to celebrate unique observances, like hosting a Colory Therapy activity for residents to color on National Coloring Book Day, participating in a Backyard Sandcastle Contest on Sandcastle Day, or even crafting Doll House Artwork on National Doll Day.

View the sample assisted living calendar
poker for activities for the men in nursing homes
Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Men's Activity Calendar

Don't forget about the men in your facility. For instance, organize interesting discussions, like a discussion asking What Were Your Parents Like? on Respect for Parents Day. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to participate in a Bowling Night activity on National Night Out.

View the sample men's calendar
dementia activities for nursing home residents
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 fun craft activity, invite residents to assemble Cotton Ball Cats on International Cat Day, or as a bedside activity, take your resident on a fun virtual roller coaster during a Let's Ride a Roller Coaster activity on National Roller Coaster Day.

View the sample dementia calendar
calendar for weekly themes for nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar

Create fun activities for your residents by providing weekly themes. For example, during Summer Visits With the Grandchildren Week, as a lower-functioning activity, invite residents and their grandchildren to juice lemons to Serve Lemonade, or during Paying Tribute to Our Seniors Week, host a special event like a Senior Prom for residents.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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