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!

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 with some of 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
winter trees for nursing facility residents for January activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

January Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of January by scheduling fun parties for your residents to enjoy throughout the month, like planning a Trivia Game Night Party on Trivia Day (January 4), organizing a Bird-Watching Party near a large picture window on National Bird Day (January 5), or hosting a Quilt-Making Party on Local Quilt Shop Day (January 25).

View the January observances
Valentine candy for senior residents for February activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

February Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for February like a Wine Tasting on National Drink Wine Day (February 18) or a Dance Contest on World Radio Day (February 13). In addition, schedule a few intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Baking With Grandma activity on National Banana Bread Day (February 23) or a Candy-Making Class activity on National Gumbdrop Day (February 15).

View the February 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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