Sample Assisted Living Activity Calendar

August 2021 Assisted Living Activity Calendar

For each day, find creative activities that you can easily add to your current senior activity calendar for your assisted living facility.

TIP: Click on the links in the calendar box below to see more information about each activity.

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TIP: Use the following monthly themes as inspiration for activity ideas.

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Crafts: Grape Balloon Dogs

For this first day of International Clown Week, show residents how to make balloon dogs using grapes and toothpicks instead of balloons. Afterwards, encourage residents to use the grapes and toothpicks to create other "balloon" animals.

Baking Club: Nutella Lava Cookies

Encourage residents to bake a batch of tasty Nutella lava cookies on this day that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was established.

Emotions Charades

Invite residents to have fun creating expressions on this first day of International Clown Week by playing a game of emotions charades. To play, have residents act out an emotion for the others to guess.

If You Had to Retire in… Social

In recognition of this Emancipation Day in Trinidad and Tobago, host a fun social for your residents about the best places to retire. Share a few of the best places to retire in the Caribbean, Europe, South America, and the United States. Serve tropical fruit like pineapple, bananas, and papaya as a snack.

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Name the Show

Pass around photos of popular 1950s television shows for residents to identify on this birthday of television actor Carroll O’Connor. (Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the webpage to make sure that the images load before printing the page from your browser.)

Coloring Page Bows

Recognize this National Coloring Book Day with your residents by making coloring page bows that can be used as decoration throughout your facility. For the activity, first color a few coloring pages before cutting them and turning them into bows. (Free coloring page; a second; a third)

Aussie Party Game

In recognition of this Picnic Day in Australia, teach residents how to play the Aussie-favorite Thong Throw to see who can toss a thong (flip flop) the farthest.

Ice Cream Eating Contest Social

On this National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, host a fun ice cream eating contest for residents. For the activity, place a bowl of ice cream in front of each resident and have them place their hands behind their backs to see who can finish their bowl of ice cream first. (Another option is to have the residents watch staff members compete in this fun competition.)

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Writing in Cursive

Invite residents to use worksheets to practice their cursive writing in recognition of this birthday of schoolteacher John T. Scopes.

Newspaper Hunt

In recognition of this birthday of journalist Ernie Pyle, seat teams of residents together and provide each team with the same newspaper to try to find the item (e.g., headline, caption, or image) that you mention. Use free city papers for the activity so that each team has the same paper.

Wine & Cheese Social

Celebrate this National White Wine Day with residents by serving wine slushies for residents to sample. Make the slushies by first pouring non-alcoholic wine into ice cube trays to freeze before taking them out and blending them.

Backyard Nightcap

For this National Night Out, an annual day to promote awareness of crime prevention and police-community partnerships, host a fun nightcap for residents in the backyard. Coordinate with Dining Services to provide a few summer mocktails and desserts for residents to enjoy.

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Issues Women Face at Work

Share a list of issues women face at work with residents to start a discussion about their former workplaces on this Single Working Women’s Day. Ask residents to list the things that they liked most and least about their jobs.

Is It a Sport or Not?

For this birthday of track athlete Glenn Cunningham, invite residents to chit chat about different sports. Start the discussion by naming several different activities and having residents vote on whether those activities are sports.

Famous Mamas

Recognize this birthday of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother by discussing a few famous mothers in history. Pass around the photos for residents to try to identify them.

Jazz Music Social

Celebrate this birthday of jazz musician Louis Armstrong by hosting a fun social for residents to listen to jazz music. Serve a batch of jazzed-up peanut butter cookies as a tasty snack.

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Crafts: Mini Dream Catchers

Assist residents with crafting mini dream catchers in recognition of this birthday of John Eliot, the American translator who translated the Bible into Indian language. Use empty tape rolls, colorful yarn or string, pom-poms, ribbon, and feathers for the craft.

Which State is Famous For…?

In recognition of this first day of the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, quiz residents about their knowledge of different states by listing a trait for residents to identify the state that is best known for it.

Name The Hollywood Landmark

Pass around photos of Hollywood landmarks for residents to identify on this birthday of Hollywood actor and director John Huston.

Astrology Mixology Social

On this birthday of world-famous astrologer Sydney Omarr, make a drink list for the 12 zodiac signs featuring nonalcoholic drinks that you can serve to residents in your Activity Room based on their zodiac.

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Should Voting Be Mandatory?

Organize a fun discussion among residents about voting on this day that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed to end discrimination against minorities at the voting polls. Afterwards, ask residents whether they believe that voting should be mandatory.

Laundry Basketball

For this first day of the Indiana State Fair, invite residents to play a fun laundry basketball game using a laundry basket, dust pan, masking tape, zip ties, and a rubber basketball.

Biker Slang

Recognize this first day of the Sturgis Rally, an annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, by sharing a list of biker lingo with residents.

Beer Tasting Social

Host a beer tasting social for residents on this International Beer Day. Pass out beer tasting sheets for residents to rank their favorite beers.

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Frisbee Bowling

Celebrate this National Disc Golf Day with residents by playing a fun game of Frisbee bowling. To play, set up empty water bottles in the backyard for residents to try to knock down with a Frisbee.

Picnic Games

Lead residents in a fun picnic game of blanket volleyball on this day of the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Kentucky. To play, pair residents together and have them sit together on either side of a volleyball net. Then supply each pair with a blanket (or a large towel) to hold onto as they use it to toss a beach ball over the net whenever the ball comes to them.

Find Someone Who…

Help your residents tap into their spy skills as they play a fun bingo game on this birthday of spy Mata Hari. To play the bingo game, pass out the cards to residents to mark with a pen when they find someone (e.g., a resident or a staff member) who matches the characteristics on their bingo card. (To print the cards from the website, click on the red "Next Step" button. Then click the blue "30 Cards for Free" button. Next, click the red "Let’s Go" button. Then click the "Print All" button to print out the bingo cards. Finally, click the red "Download PDF" button.)

Potato Salad Taste Test Social

In recognition of this day of the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, make a variety of the picnic favorite, potato salad, for residents to sample and enjoy.

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Crafts: Cat Balloons

Supply residents with inflated balloons, black markers, cardstock (for the ears), and tape to assemble cat balloons to place throughout your facility on this International Cat Day.

Most Creative Bird Feeders Contest

Organize a fun bird feeder contest among residents to see who can make the most creative bird feeders using empty milk cartons on this birthday of ornithologist Florence August Merriam Bailey. For the activity, first assist residents with using craft knives to create openings and holes in the boxes. Then prime the cartons with gesso or a white chalk paint. Next, use pencils to draw creative designs on the cartons before filling in the design with paint. Afterwards, recruit your facility’s administrators to judge the most creative feeders.

Smiley Face Art

Encourage residents to create smiley faces on cookies in celebration of this Happiness Happens Day. Simply use food coloring to tint royal icing to decorate plain sugar cookies.

Bird Drawing Class Social

Host a fun bird drawing class for residents where you show residents how to draw birds on this birthday of ornithologist Florence August Merriam Bailey. Serve bird nest cookies as a snack.

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Ever Played Sholf (Shuffleboard + Golf)?

Play a variation of the tailgating game of Sholf with residents on this first day of the U.S. Amateur (Golf) Championship in Verona, Pennsylvania. To play an easy version of the game, have each resident putt a ball on your putting green (or use masking tape to create a large rectangle on the floor) to see which resident can putt their ball to end of the putting green (rectangle) without going out. Players are allowed to bump other balls off the putting green.

Famous Fashions of 1950s

Recognize this birthday of fashion designer Michael Kors by chit chatting with residents about popular fashions from the 1950s.

Twig Houses

In recognition of this day that the United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time, invite residents to collect twigs from outdoors to make twig houses. Make the houses by gluing twigs together using hot glue or wood glue before painting them in summer colors.

Library Bingo Social

For this Book Lovers Day, invite residents to participate in a fun library bingo in your facility’s library. For the activity, first create bingo cards using different characteristics of the books in your library (e.g., book with a one-word title, red book, etc.). Then pass out the cards for residents to stop by your library during the day to see if they can find the books and use a pen to mark off their bingo card. Serve cheese and crackers as a snack.

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How Many Coins Can You Spin?

For this first day of the World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, Illinois, provide each resident with coins to see how many they can spin at the same time.

Name That Director/Actor

Pass around photos of famous directors who also acted for residents to identify on this birthday of actor Eddie Fisher.

Piggy Banks

Assist residents with making papier-mâché piggy banks in recognition of this first day of the World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, Illinois. Use balloons, masking tape, egg cartons, paste (flour and water), glue, newspaper, and tissue paper for the craft.

Seated Golf Social

On this National Lazy Day, invite your residents to play a lazy game of putt putt by putting while seated. To play indoors, use tape to create a target on the floor, and have seated residents putt a ping pong ball (using a golf club or even a pool noodle) so that it lands nearest to the target. Serve a super easy-to-make snack of frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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Elvis Bingo

Invite residents to play a fun game of Elvis Bingo on this first day of Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee. Ahead of time, create bingo cards, featuring the titles of Elvis Presley songs. Then during the activity, have residents mark their bingo cards when they hear the song being played.

Name That Singer!

On this birthday of American composer Carrie Jacobs Bond, play music from the 1950s for residents to try to name the singer.

Elvis Karaoke Session

Organize a fun Karaoke session for residents to sing Elvis Presley songs on this first day of Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee.

Guess the Fruit Tart Social

In recognition of this National Raspberry Tart Day, coordinate with Dining Services to serve a variety of tarts for residents to sample to identify the fruit.

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Crafts: Splatter Paint Art

During this time of the Perseid Meteor Showers, assist residents with making splatter paint art using paper, painter’s tape, paint, paintbrushes, and black markers.

Peanut Wreaths

In celebration of this World Elephant Day, supply residents with craft wire and fresh unshelled peanuts to make small peanut wreaths to hang outdoors for the birds.

Oldest, Middle or Youngest?

Test residents to see how well they can guess birth order as you share a list of characteristics for residents to try to identify which child it describes on this Middle Child Day.

Playing Records Social

Play fun music for residents to enjoy on this Vinyl Record Day. Serve popcorn and peanuts as a snack.

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Do You Know Your European Cities?

In recognition of this day that the Berlin Wall was erected, describe an European city for residents to identify by your description.

Soda, Pop or Coke?

For this second day of the Missouri State Fair, host a fun discussion among residents about how different regions in the country refer to their soda. Afterwards, share a list of the popular soda of each state.

World News

On this anniversary of the Berlin Wall being erected, seat residents into teams at tables and provide each team with the photos of iconic newspaper covers to see which team can put the newspaper covers in chronological order according to headline.

Watching TV on My Phone Social

Recognize this birthday of John Logie Baird, the Scottish inventor who was the first to demonstrate a working television, by hosting a demonstration for residents of how to watch tv on their phones. Serve television-watching snacks like potato chips and dip.

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Summer Tie-Dye

Provide residents with napkins and liquid watercolors to create interesting tie-dye tissue art that can be hung in your Activity Room this summer.

Watercolor Hearts

Supply residents with watercolor paper, plastic wrap, and watercolors to create their own watercolor hearts on this day of China’s Valentine’s Day, the Double Seven Festival.

California Dreamin’ Paint-by-Numbers

Invite residents to paint California-themed artwork on this first day of the Long Beach Jazz Festival in Long Beach, California. For the activity, supply residents with the paint-by-numbers sheet and paint or colorful markers.

Finding My Match Social

In recognition of this day of the Double Seven Festival in China, similar to Valentine’s Day, invite residents to play a fun love match game. To play, cut out the people in celebrity couple photos and tape the photo of one person on each resident’s back. Then have residents walk around asking one another "yes or no" questions to learn who they are before finding their match. Award a prize to the first duo who correctly found their celebrity match. Serve chocolate chip heart cookies as a snack.

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Crafts: Candle Holders

Show residents how to create Indian-inspired candle holders on this Independence Day in India using Mason jars, food coloring, Mod Podge, paint, and stencils. Place battery-operated tea lights in the finished jars for illumination.

Baking Club: Lemon Meringue Pie

Encourage residents to bake a tasty lemon meringue pie on this National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. Serve the pie at the upcoming afternoon social.

Flower Bracelets

Teach residents how to make their own fresh flower bracelets on this anniversary that the Woodstock music festival in Bethel, New York began. Use fresh flowers, floral wire, and scissors for the activity. (Lobster claws and jump rings are not necessary if you will use the craft wire to connect the ends of the bracelet together.)

What Am I Making? Social

Read the ingredients of traditional American meals to see if residents can guess the dish on this birthday of cooking author Julia Child. (On the website, click on the recipe link and read the list of ingredients to see if residents can identify the dish.) Serve the lemon meringue pie made earlier by the Baking Club as a snack.

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Baseball Word Search

Pass out a baseball word search for residents to complete on this day that baseball legend Babe Ruth died. Award a prize to the resident who completes their word search puzzle first.

Is Big Brother Real?

Start a discussion with residents about Big Brother on this Surveillance Day. Ask residents whether they think that Big Brother is real. Afterwards, share the history of surveillance with residents.

Reading Comprehension About Elvis

On this day that singer Elvis Presley died, hand out a short bio about Elvis Presley for residents to read before passing out a quiz to see how well they paid attention to the story about the King of Rock and Roll.

Dominoes and Rum Social

Recognize this National Rum Day and the country of Barbados, known for its rum, by inviting residents to play the popular Barbados pastime game of dominoes while sipping a rum punch.

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Nature Centerpieces

Supply residents with twigs, glue, and empty tin cans to assemble nature centerpieces on this birthday of frontiersman Davy Crockett. Fill the decorated cans with pine branches and pine cones.

Origami Swans

Pass out copy paper to residents to create origami swans on this day that the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell was published.

Watercolor Cactus Paintings

Provide residents with canvases and paint to create watercolor cactus paintings in recognition of this first day of the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo in Douglas, Wyoming.

Little Black Cats Social

Celebrate this Black Cat Appreciation Day with residents by showing residents how to make black cats using black pipe cleaners. Serve black cat cookies as a snack.

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Name the Sport

On this birthday of banned Major League Baseball player Buck Weaver, play a fun sports game with residents. To play, name an athlete and have residents identify the sport that they played.

Colonial America

In recognition of this birthday of Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents born in the New World, share information with your residents about what daily life was like for those living in the Colonial America era.

Button and Cup Toys

Assist residents with making colonial button and cup toys on this birthday of Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents born in the New World. Use egg cartons, craft sticks, yarn, and buttons for the toy that residents can give to their grandchildren as gifts.

D.I.Y. Ice Cream Pie Social

Seat residents at tables in your Activity Room, and have each group make an ice cream pie together on this National Ice Cream Pie Day. Once the pie has been made, stick it in the freezer to quickly set before residents sample their creation.

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Crafts: Couture Jewelry

Assist residents with making jewelry on this birthday of fashion designer Coco Chanel. Use zip-ties, colorful beads, scissors, and ribbon for the craft. (Video)

What Are They Doing?

In recognition of this World Photography Day, pass around a few 1950s photos and ask residents to create their own stories of what’s happening in the photos.

Paper Plane Target Practice

On this National Aviation Day, use masking tape to create a target for residents to try to toss their airplanes on.

Ogden Nash Tribute Social

Pay tribute to poet Ogden Nash with residents on this birthday of the poet by reading a few of his humorous poems. Serve wine and cheese as a snack.

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Find the Lawyers

On this birthday of American President Benjamin Harrison, invite residents to play a game to see if they can guess which 25 presidents were lawyers. For the activity, place photos of presidents on a table for residents to pick out the lawyers. (On the website, print out the webpage from your browser and cut out the photos for residents to sort through and pick out the lawyers.)

Blind Drawing

Encourage residents to play a drawing game on this birthday of architect Eliel Saarinen. To play, first divide residents into teams of two and seat each member of a team back to back. Then give one member of the team a picture to describe to their partner, without stating what the image is, so that their partner can draw the image on paper. Award a point whenever the partner draws the intended image.

Country Music Songs

Play a few country songs for residents to listen to and identify on this birthday of country music star Jim Reeves.

Guess the Pie by Taste Social

Coordinate with Dining Services to whip up a few easy pies for blindfolded residents to identify by taste on this National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day.

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Rose Bookmarks

On this birthday of artist and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, assist residents with creating homemade bookmarks by showing them how to draw roses using colored pencils and cardstock. Save the finished bookmarks to sell at an upcoming Crafts Fair to raise money for your activity program.

Lincoln, the Orator

In recognition of this first day that the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, a series of debates throughout Illinois between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, began, share a few Lincoln fun facts with residents.

Senior Uno Tournament

Celebrate this World Senior Citizens Day with residents by hosting a fun Uno tournament for residents. To play, set up several Uno games and have the winners of the games play one another until there is only one winner left.

What Does This Poem Mean? Social

For this Poet’s Day, read a few famous poems and ask residents to try to guess their meanings. Serve popcorn and pretzels as a snack.

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Crafts: Seashell Summer Angels

Assist residents with making seashell angels on this Be an Angel Day, a day to serve someone else with one small act. Use seashells, paint markers and watercolor paint, hot glue, beads, and twine for the craft.

Valuable Majors

In recognition of this birthday of astronomer Samuel Langley, reminisce with residents about the subjects they studied in school. Afterwards, share a list of the most and least valuable majors, and ask residents whether they agree.

Comic Books

On this birthday of comic strip creator George Herriman, assist residents with assembling comic books to send to their grandchildren as gifts. Simply use a hole punch to place holes in the comic book templates and use brads or string to collate together as books.

Frozen Peach Yogurt Social

Show residents how to make quick and easy peach frozen yogurt on this National Eat a Peach Day using frozen peaches.

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Baking Club: Sponge Cupcakes

Encourage residents to make sponge cupcakes on this National Sponge Cake Day. Use the baked cupcakes for the upcoming Cupcake Decorating Contest Social.

Old Hollywood Fun Facts

Share a few fun facts about Old Hollywood stars on this birthday of Gene Kelly.

Basketball Cup and Ball Game

Assist residents with making basketball cup and ball games on this birthday of NBA star Kobe Bryant. Use small Dixie cups, orange paint, silver and black markers, orange ping pong balls, wooden dowels, and string for the activity.

Cupcake Decorating Contest Social

Invite residents to decorate the sponge cupcakes made earlier by the Baking Club. Encourage residents to enjoy their cupcakes after decorating them.

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The Wheelchair Games

For this first day of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, host a fun Wheelchair Games activity in which residents compete against one another in fun games from their wheelchairs. Set up some games, like the javelin throw (throwing a pool noodle), shotput (tossing a ball), and the discus throw (tossing a Frisbee).

Hawaiian Pictionary

Host a fun game of Hawaiian Pictionary with residents on this birthday of Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku. To play, provide each drawer with a Hawaii-themed object to draw for the others to guess.

Fun Facts About Pluto

Share a few fun facts about Pluto on this day that it was demoted to dwarf planet status.

Waffle Cone Social

On this National Waffle Day, use your facility’s waffle maker to create homemade waffle cones that residents can fill with their ice cream of choice.

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Art Sticks

Help residents paint sticks with white paint before using colored pencils to draw on the sticks to create art sticks on this day that the U.S. National Park Service was founded.

What Do You Remember About the Wizard of Oz?

Reminisce with residents about what they remember about The Wizard of Oz on this day that the movie was released. Share a few surprising facts about the movie.

Songs of WWII

Play the songs of World War II for residents to enjoy and remember on this day that Paris was liberated from Nazi control.

Banana Split Party Social

Coordinate with Dining Services to provide residents with banana splits on this National Banana Split Day.

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Crafts: Jewelry Boxes

Assist residents on this National Toilet Paper Day with using toilet paper tubes, craft knife, glue, twine, craft paper, and beads to make recycled jewelry boxes that residents can use or give as gifts.

Baking Club: Cookie Fries

Encourage residents to bake a batch of cookie fries on this first day of the Minnesota State Fair.

Retro Beach Photos

On this day of the Sunset Bonfires in Stearns Park Beach, Michigan, pass around retro beach photos for residents to start a discussion about their past trips to the beach. (To print out the photos, click the enlarge icon that is in the bottom-left of the photo to make the photo bigger. Then hover your mouse over the photo and right-click your mouse and click on "Open image in new tab." Then print out the photo from your browser.)

Candy Bar Pups Social

Teach residents how to use chocolate candy to create candy bar pups to sample on this National Dog Day.

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Bible Devotion Club

In recognition of this birthday of Mother Teresa, start a Bible Devotions Club in which each week you lead a devotion among residents.

Match the TV Stars

Invite residents to play an actor match game on this birthday of actress Martha Raye. To play, first divide residents into teams, and seat each team at their own table. Then place the before and after photos of 1960s stars on each table for residents to try to match together. (For the activity, print out the photos and cut apart the before and after photos so that residents can match them.)

Kennedy, LBJ or Nixon?

On this birthday of American President Lyndon B. Johnson, read an accomplishment of John F. Kennedy, LBJ, or Richard Nixon for residents to identify which president you are describing.

Blindfold Kool-Aid Tasting Social

For this first day of the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, Nebraska, home of the Kool-Aid drink, host a fun blindfold Kool-Aid tasting for residents to see if they can identify the flavor.

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Golf Ball Decor

Show residents how to decorate golf balls on this first day of the U.S. Senior Amateur (Golf) Championship in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

Target Practice

Help residents improve their putting skills on this first day of the U.S. Senior Amateur (Golf) Championship by playing a target putting game. Ahead of time, use tape to create an "X" target on the floor. Then give each person the same number of balls to see who can putt their ball closest to the target. (Consider using pool noodles as the golf clubs for the activity.)

White House Staffers

Share a few interesting facts about White House staffers on this birthday of American First Lady Lucy Hayes.

Can You Match the Wine to the Bottle? Social

On this National Red Wine Day, provide residents with samples of different wines to see if they can match the wine they are sipping with the bottles on the table.

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Crafts: Lemon Print Envelopes

Assist residents with making lemon-print envelopes on this National Lemon Juice Day to use for the summer. Use plain cards and envelopes, markers, decorative paper, and glue for the activity.

Tower of Cards

Place residents into teams to see who can build the tallest tower of cards on this According to Hoyle Day, a day promoting games to be played according to the rules. Give residents 15 minutes to build their towers.

Slapjack Tables

Divide residents into groups to play a game of Slapjack at a table on this According to Hoyle Day, a day promoting games to be played according to the rules.

Lemonade War Social

Host a lemonade-making contest among residents on this National Lemon Juice Day. For the activity, divide residents into groups to battle to see who can make the best lemonade.

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Mix and Match Baby Faces

Invite staff members to bring in a baby picture of themselves for residents to try to identify on this day that the first White House presidential baby was born to President Grover Cleveland.

Who Was Chester Arthur?

Educate residents about President Chester Arthur on this birthday of his wife, First Lady Nell Arthur.

Name That Country Singer

In recognition of this birthday of American country singer Kitty Wells, quiz residents about identifying popular country singers by their photos.

Foreman Grill S’mores Social

Plug in your facility’s electric grill to make and pass out s’mores for residents to sample and enjoy on this National Toasted Marshmallow Day.

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Most Hated Professions

See if residents can identify the most hated professions on this Love Litigating Lawyers Day.

Name the Golfer

Pass around photos of the best golfers for residents to identify on this birthday of golfer Pádraig Harrington. (To print out the photos, hover your mouse over the image and right-click your mouse. Then click "Open image in new tab" to print the image from your browser.)

Fashion Rules for Royalty

Share a few of the fashion rules for royalty on this day that Diana, Princess of Wales died.

You Be the Judge Social

For this Love Litigating Lawyers Day, read the facts of a real case for residents to state how they would rule if they were the judge. Serve ice cream as a snack.

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