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 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
turkey for assisted living residents for November activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

November Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for November like a Monopoly Tournament on National Play Monopoly Day (November 19) or a Trip to McDonald's on National Fast Food Day (November 16). In addition, schedule a few intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Pumpkin Tossing Party on Pumpkin Destruction Day (November 3) or an Afternoon Sundae Break on National Sundae Day (November 11).

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 by recognizing several of the unique observances throughout December, like organizing an Indoor Carnival in your Activity Room on National Cotton Candy Day (December 7), hosting a Pancake Breakfast on National Maple Syrup Day (December 17), or scheduling a full afternoon of Minute-to-Win Games for residents to play on Tick Tock Day (December 29).

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 Hawaiian Lunch on the anniversary of Hawaii's statehood, or even scheduling a Dog Tricks activity on National Dog 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 on Would You Travel to Outer Space? on astronaut Neil Armstrong's birthday. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to play a fun game of Left-Handed Pictionary 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 bedside activity, share videos of songs from your resident's past during a M.T.V. – The 1940s Edition activity on the day that M.T.V. premiered, or as a fun craft activity, invite residents to participate in a Sandcastle Contest on Sandcastle Day.

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 Campfire Week, as a lower-functioning activity, assist residents with blowing Glow-in-the-Dark Bubbles, or during "Summer School" Week, host a Summer School Graduation as a special event activity for your residents.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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