Activity Idea of the Month

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Tell the Story

Celebrate Independence Day (July 4) with your residents by passing around vintage photos (by mentalfloss.com) and asking them to create a story based on the patriotic photos. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2017 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Creative Craft of the Month

tie-dyed scarf

Tie-Dyed Scarves

Have fun this summer with residents by making summertime tie-dyed scarves (by ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com) that can be sold to raise money for activity supplies. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2017 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Summer Fashion Week.)

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Activity Ideas for Male Residents

moon landing

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

On Moon Day (July 20), help the men remember the moon landing in 1969 (by history.com) by hosting a Moon Pie & Lemonade Social for the men to reminisce. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2017 Men's Activity Calendar.)

canoe

One-on-One Activity of the Month

In recognition of Canada's beautiful wilderness country, invite a volunteer to assist your resident with making popsicle stick wooden canoes (by eveofreduction.com) on Canada Day (July 1). (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2017 Men's Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

cheesecake

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

Invite residents to make a delicious no-bake patriotic cheesecake (by crunchycreamysweet.com) for Independence Day (July 4). (This activity idea is also featured on our Pinterest board for Independence Day Activity Ideas for Seniors.)

dandelion fireworks

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

To help your residents with celebrating Independence Day (July 4), assist them with making their own fireworks using flowers – dandelion fireworks (by notwiddletwaddle.com). For the craft, have residents dip dandelions into paint before making firework prints on their paper. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2017 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for All-American Week.)

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Activity Resource of the Month

next stop

Next Stop Travel Documentaries

Do you have a resident who misses traveling? Then borrow a tablet and check out our resource of the month, Next Stop's YouTube channel, to share travel documentaries with your resident during your one-on-one visits.

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Quick Tip: Start a Newsletter Club featuring your facility's residents as the writers and editors. Recruit volunteers to type the articles for a fun, monthly one-page newsletter.