Activity Idea of the Month

hosting a Spam tasting for nursing home senior residents

Spam Tasting

Celebrate Hawaii's statehood (August 21) by hosting a Spam Tasting to introduce Hawaii's favorite canned food to your residents. Coordinate with Dining Services to serve Spam Fries (by spam.com). (This activity idea is also featured in our August 2019 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

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Creative Craft of the Month

making floral napkin rings for summer for your senior nursing home residents

Floral Napkin Rings

Help residents enjoy the summer weather by picking fresh flowers from your garden to make floral napkin rings (by homedit.com) for an upcoming summer dining event. Simply use fresh flowers, floral wire, floral tape, and ribbon for the fun craft. (This activity idea is also featured in our August 2019 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Male Residents

worst Hawaiian shirt contest with the seniors at your nursing facility

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

Recognize Hawaii's statehood on August 21 by organizing a fun "Worst Hawaiian Shirt Contest" among the men. Encourage the men to wear their worst Hawaiian shirts. During the activity, serve Blue Hawaiian mocktails (by rotinrice.com). Encourage residents to vote on the tackiest shirt. (This activity idea is also featured in our August 2019 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

making bowling shirts for National Bowling Day with nursing home residents

One-on-One Activity of the Month

Recruit a volunteer to assist your resident with assembling origami bowling shirts (by craftingcheerfully.com) for National Bowling Day (August 10). Use cardstock, hot glue, and tiny buttons to create the origami shirts that are also boxes that you can fill with treats. (This activity is also featured in our August 2019 Men's Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

making smores for National S'mores Day for seniors in assisted living facilities

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

Celebrate National S'mores Day (August 10) with your residents by making microwavable s'mores (by myfoodandfamily.com). Simply top graham crackers with chocolate and marshmallows and microwave for 15 seconds! (This activity idea is also featured in our August 2019 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Enjoying the Summer Week.)

making mini beaches for summer with the grandchildren and senior residents

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

While school is out, invite the grandchildren to work with residents to make mini beaches (by firstpalette.com) using paper plates, sand, paper, paint, air-dry clay, and cocktail umbrellas. (This activity idea is also featured in our August 2019 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Summer Visits With the Grandchildren Week.)

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Activity Resource of the Month

Super Coloring

Super Coloring

In recognition of National Coloring Book Day (August 2), check out our fun activity resource of the month, Super Coloring (supercoloring.com) to download coloring pages for residents to color with colored pencils.

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