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!

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 organizing a Star-Gazing Party near a large picture window on Fall Astronomy Day (October 5), planning a Game Night Party on National Chess Day (October 12), hosting a Costume Party on Frankenstein Friday (October 25), or scheduling a Chocolate Tasting Party on National Chocolate Day (October 28).

View the October observances
Thanksgiving dinner 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 27). In addition, schedule a few intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Baking With Grandma activity on Homemade Bread Day (November 17) or a Princess Tea Party on National Princess Day (November 18).

View the November observances
Christmas cookies for nursing home residents for December activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

December Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents on some the unique observances throughout December, like organizing a Reading Buddies activity for residents to read to bedridden residents on International Volunteer Day (December 5) or arranging for a Wreath Delivery to deliver homemade wreaths at a local veterans cemetery on National Wreaths Across America Day (December 14).

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 Black-Out Bingo game on National Night Out, organizing a What's Your Sign? Social on the first day of the Virgo zodiac sign, or even scheduling a Belgian Waffle Breakfast on National Waffle 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. Schedule interesting discussions, like a discussion about Epic Family Feuds on the anniversary of the beginning of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to participate in a Bowling Party on National Bowling 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 bedside activity, take your resident on a virtual Coaster Ride on National Roller Coaster Day, or as a fun craft activity, invite residents to assemble Hawaiian Leis on the anniversary of Hawaii's statehood.

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 Senior Citizens Week, as a lower-functioning activity, plan a Senior Agility activity in which residents pluck petals off of flowers to make potpourri, or during Back-to-School Week, host a Back-to-School Fair as a special event activity for the grandchildren of your residents.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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