Activity Calendar Ideas

Search our monthly activity calendars in our membership for fun, senior ideas or our list of monthly observances for inspiration for your senior activity program.

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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 Beer & Nuts Nightcap on International Beer Day, organizing a Happiness Game on Happiness Happens Day, or even scheduling Left-Handed Paintings during International Left-Handers Day.

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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 an Animal Hunting discussion on World Elephant Day. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like hosting a Bowling Tournament for the men in your Activity Room on National Bowling Day.

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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, teach your resident a few Tips and Tricks for coloring on National Coloring Book Day, or assist your resident with recording a greeting for her sister during a Recording Messages session on National Sister's Day.

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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 "Leave a Legacy" Week, assist residents with revisiting their past by using Reminiscence Boxes as a lower-functioning activity, or during "Saying Bye-Bye to the Grandkids" Week, host a Back-to-School Party for your residents and their grandchildren.

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General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

November Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for November, like a Pickle Party on National Pickle Day (November 14) or a Jazz Session on Saxophone Day (November 6). In addition, schedule a few intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Baking Class on National Easy-Bake Oven Day (November 4) or a Cake and Tea Party on National Cake Day (November 26).

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General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

December Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun in December with your residents by celebrating several observances and holidays, like hosting a Gingerbread House Contest on Gingerbread House Day (December 12), organizing an Ugly Christmas Sweater Fashion Show on National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (December 15), or scheduling a Cookies and Milk Party With Santa on Christmas Eve (December 24).

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General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

January Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of January by scheduling fun parties throughout the month, like a Hot Toddy Nightcap Party on Hot Toddy Day (January 11), a Volunteer Party on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15), a Popcorn Party on National Popcorn Day (January 19), and a Pie Tasting Party on National Pie Day (January 23).

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Quick Tip: 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.