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!

pumpkin activities for assisted living 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 an Ice Cream Tasting Party for residents on National Dessert Day (October 14), organizing a Pie Tasting Party for residents on National Boston Cream Pie Day (October 23), or hosting a Pet Therapy Party for staff to bring in their well-trained pets on National Cat Day (October 29).

View the October observances
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 24). 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
holiday 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


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 Paper Plane Target Practice activity on National Aviation Day, organizing a Senior Uno Tournament on World Senior Citizens Day, or even scheduling a Backyard Nightcap on the evening of National Night Out.

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 concerning whether the public is Dressing Too Casual on National Bow Tie Day. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to play a Left-Handed Pictionary game on International Left-Handers 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 your resident to assemble Pineapple Necklaces on the anniversary of Hawaii's statehood, or as a bedside activity, challenge your resident to a fun Baseball Word Scramble game to recognize baseball legend Babe Ruth.

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 Cruise Week, as a lower-functioning activity, show residents how to make Flip Flop Cookies, or during Summer Backyard Games Week, host a special event like a Water Balloon Dodge Ball activity, in which residents toss water balloons to hit staff members.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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