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!

cherry blossoms for nursing facility residents for April activity ideas
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 inviting family members to attend a Pizza Game Night Party with residents on National Deep Dish Pizza Day (April 5), organizing a Bird-Watching Party near a large picture window on Draw a Bird Day (April 8), or hosting a Sing Along Party on Barbershop Quartet Day (April 11).

View the April observances
flowers for senior residents for May activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

May Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for May like a Wine Tasting on National Wine Day (May 25) or a Dance Contest on World Lindy Hop Day (May 26). In addition, schedule a few intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Baking With Grandma activity on National Devil's Food Cake Day (May 19) or a Candy-Making Class activity on National Taffy Day (May 23).

View the May observances
gardens for nursing home residents for June activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

June Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents with some of the unique observances throughout June, like organizing a Meet My Dog activity for staff members to bring their friendly dogs to meet your residents on Take Your Dog to Work Day (June 26) or hosting a Backyard S'mores Party for residents to enjoy the special treat on the day of the Great American Campout (June 27).

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.

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 World Cancer Rock-a-Thon Fundraiser on World Cancer Day, organizing a #GoRedWearRed Social on National Wear Red Day, or even scheduling a Leap Year Gala on Leap 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. Schedule interesting discussions, like a discussion about Weird Baseball Contract Clauses on the birthday of legend Babe Ruth. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to participate in a Neighborhood Swap Party on Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day.

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 bedside activity, play a few Vintage Radio Shows for your resident to listen to on World Radio Day, or as a fun craft activity, invite residents to assemble Candy Wreaths on Decorating With Candy 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 Spunky Old Broads Week, as a lower-functioning activity, plan a Go Flying activity for residents to toss paper planes into a target, or during Leap Year Week, host a special event Leap Into the Future activity for residents to fill a time capsule that will be opened in four years.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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