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!

Independence Day activities for assisted living residents for April activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

July Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of July by scheduling fun parties for your residents to enjoy throughout the month, like hosting a Ice Cream Tasting Party for residents on National Ice Cream Day (July 17), organizing a Pie Tasting Party for residents on National Pecan Pie Day (July 12), or hosting a Pet Therapy Party for staff to bring in their well-trained pets on All-American Pet Photo Day (July 11).

View the July observances
outdoor activities for senior residents for August activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

August Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for August like a Wine Tasting on National White Wine Day (August 4) or a Dance Contest on Vinyl Record Day (August 12). In addition, schedule a few virtual intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Baking With Grandma activity on National Peach Pie Day (August 24) or a Zoom Moon-Watching Party on the day of the Full Sturgeon Moon (August 11).

View the August observances
fall activities for assisted living residents for September activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

September Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents by recognizing some of the unique observances throughout September, like hosting a Zoom Mentoring Session where your residents can mentor a few kids at a neighboring boys' and girls' club on Swap Ideas Day (September 10), or organizing a fun Game Night activity for residents in your Activity Room on Video Games Day (September 12).

View the September 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 Bubble Contest to blow bubbles on Bubble Gum Day, playing The Name Game on Get a Different Name Day, or even crafting Dog Collages on National Love Your Pet 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 asking Should the Internet Be Free? on Digital Learning Day. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to play a Curling – Hardwood Floor Version game on Curling Is Cool 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 Rose Rings on the day that the "City of Roses" Portland, Oregon was incorporated, or as a bedside activity, challenge your resident to a fun Mexican Word Scramble game on Constitution Day in Mexico.

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 Punxsutawney Week, as a lower-functioning activity, invite residents to play a Shadow Matching game, or during Celebrating Mardi Gras Week, host a special event like a Masquerade Dinner Party activity, in which masked residents enjoy a New Orleans-inspired dinner.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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