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!

spring blossoms for nursing home residents for March activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

March Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents by recognizing some of the unique observances throughout March, like hosting a Zoom Mentoring Session where your residents can mentor a few of the students at a neighboring middle school on Education and Sharing Day (March 24), or organizing a fun Game Night activity for residents in your Activity Room on National Goof-Off Day (March 22).

View the March observances
cherry blossoms for nursing facility residents for April activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

April Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of April by scheduling fun parties for your residents to enjoy throughout the month, like hosting a Big Band Listening Party for residents on Record Store Day (April 17), organizing a Pie Tasting Party for residents on National Blueberry Pie Day (April 28), or hosting a Pet Therapy Party for staff to bring in their well-trained pets on National Pet Day (April 11).

View the April observances
flowers for senior residents for May activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

May Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for May like a Wine Tasting on National Wine Day (May 25) or a Dance Contest on National Tap Dance Day (May 25). In addition, schedule a few virtual intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Baking With Grandma activity on National Cherry Dessert Day (May 26) or a Zoom Moon-Watching Party on the day of the Full Flower Moon (May 26).

View the May 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 Blackout Bingo on National Night Out, organizing a Sit Down Bowling game on National Lazy Day, or even scheduling a Senior Happy Hour on National Senior Citizen 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. For instance, organize interesting discussions, like a discussion about Military Training on Coast Guard Day. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to participate in a Jumbo Paper Plane Contest on National Aviation 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 residents to assemble Candy Beach Huts on Emancipation Day in the Bahamas, or as a bedside activity, share serendipity stories during a Do You Believe in Coincidences? activity on Serendipity 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 Wild Animal Week, as a lower-functioning activity, plan a Leaf Animals activity for residents to use outdoor leaves to assemble leaf animal collages, or during Adults Color Too! Week, host a special event like a Wine and Coloring Party for residents to sip wine as they color.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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