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)

September Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun in September with your residents by celebrating several observances and holidays, like hosting a Labor Day Parade on Labor Day (September 4), planning a Facility Walk-a-Thon on Family Health and Fitness Day (September 30), or hosting an Intergenerational Story Circle for residents to share their stories with their grandkids on National Grandparents' Day (September 10).

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General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

October Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of October by scheduling fun parties throughout the month, like an Oktoberfest Party on National German-American Day (October 6), a Pizza-Making Party on Beer and Pizza Day (October 9), a Sweet Tooth Party on National Dessert Day (October 14), a Monster Mash Party on Frankenstein Friday (October 27), and a Costume Party on Halloween (October 31).

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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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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.