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!

falling leaves for nursing home residents for September activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

September Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents with some of the unique observances throughout September, like organizing a fun Spa Day activity for the ladies of your facility in which they receive manicures and a visit from the hairstylist on National Lazy Mom's Day (September 4) or hosting a Rocking Chair Fundraiser for residents to raise money based on how long they rock in the chairs on International Day of Charity (September 5).

View the September observances
pumpkins for nursing facility residents for October activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

October Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of October by scheduling fun parties for your residents to enjoy throughout the month, like hosting a Big Band Listening Party for residents on Universal Music Day (October 10), organizing a Handbag Swap Party for residents to swap unwanted handbags on National Handbag Day (October 10), or hosting a Pet Therapy Party for staff to bring in their pets on World Animal Day (October 4).

View the October observances
Thanksgiving ideas 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 25). 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

 

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 Blackout Bingo on National Night Out, organizing a Sit Down Bowling game on National Lazy Day, or even scheduling a Senior Happy Hour on National Senior Citizen 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 about Military Training on Coast Guard Day. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to participate in a Jumbo Paper Plane Contest on National Aviation 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 fun craft activity, invite residents to assemble Candy Beach Huts on Emancipation Day in the Bahamas, or as a bedside activity, share serendipity stories during a Do You Believe in Coincidences? activity on Serendipity 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 Wild Animal Week, as a lower-functioning activity, plan a Leaf Animals activity for residents to use outdoor leaves to assemble leaf animal collages, or during Adults Color Too! Week, host a special event like a Wine and Coloring Party for residents to sip wine as they color.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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