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!

General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

August Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for August like a Bowling Tournament on National Bowling Day (August 11) or a Trip to the Carnival on National Roller Coaster Day (August 16). In addition, schedule a few intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Coloring Contest on National Coloring Book Day (August 2) or a Creamsicle Party on National Creamsicle Day (August 14).

View the August observances
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General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

September Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents by recognizing several of the unique observances throughout September, like teaching residents how to do the Texas Two-Step on International Country Music Day (September 17), organizing a Journal Writing Session on Dear Diary Day (September 22), or scheduling a Cereal With Chocolate Milk Party on National Chocolate Milk Day (September 27).

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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 a Poetry Reading Party on Black Poetry Day (October 17), an Adult Coloring Party on National Color Day (October 22), a Chocolate Tasting Party on National Chocolate Day (October 28), and a Champagne Masquerade Party on Halloween (October 31).

View the October 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.

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 Bubble Blowing Contest on Bubble Gum Day, organizing a Winter Predictions session on National Weatherperson's Day, or even scheduling a Chinese New Year Tea Party for the Chinese New Year.

View the sample assisted living calendar
Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Men's Activity Calendar

Don't forget about the men in your facility. Schedule interesting discussions, like a discussion on Is Our System Just? on World Day for Social Justice. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like teaching the men how to perform card tricks during a fun Bartender Tricks session to celebrate World Bartender Day.

View the sample men's calendar
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, engage your bedridden resident in a Penny Toss game to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday, or as a fun craft activity, assist residents with constructing simple Paper Mosaics in honor of National Tile Day.

View the sample dementia calendar
Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar

Create fun activities for your residents by providing weekly themes. For example, during "Me and My Shadow" Week, as a lower-functioning activity, assist residents with Sorting Groundhog Tails (pom-poms), or during "Be My Sweetie" Week, host a Matchmaker Party, as a special event game for your residents.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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