Activity Idea of the Month

hosting a mimosa party on Mother's Day for nursing home senior residents

Mother's Day Mimosa Social

Enjoy Mother's Day (May 9) with your residents by hosting a fun party featuring mimosas (by inspiredtaste.net). (This activity idea is also featured in our May 2021 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

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Creative Craft of the Month

making poppy hair clips for Mother's Day with your senior nursing home residents

Poppy Hair Clips

Invite residents to assemble poppy hair clips (by mamapapabubba.com) for Memorial Day on May 31 using sparkly red and black craft foam, glue, and alligator clips. (This activity idea is also featured in our May 2021 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Male Residents

playing a ring around the flag game for Memorial Day with the seniors at your nursing facility

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

Encourage the men to bond over a fun game of Ring Around the Flag (by agirlandagluegun.com) on Memorial Day on May 31. To play, stick American flags into the yard and provide the men with rings from your ring toss game. Then award a point each time someone is able to toss a ring around one of the flags. (This activity idea is also featured in our May 2021 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

addressing thank you cards for care staff during National Skilled Nursing Care Week with seniors in assisted living facilities

One-on-One Activity of the Month

Invite your resident to assist you with addressing thank you cards (by greetingsisland.com) to pass out as an appreciation to staff members in recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week (May 9-15) and this year's theme "Together Through the Senses." (This activity idea is also featured in our May 2021 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for National Skilled Nursing Care Week: Together Through the Seasons.)

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Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

making wafer cookie dresses for Mother's Day with seniors in assisted living facilities

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

Assemble wafer cookie dresses (by handmadecharlotte.com) for Mother's Day using sugar wafer cookies, frosting, and white pearl candies. (This activity idea is also featured in our May 2021 Men's Activity Calendar.)

creating rainbow flowers for Mother's Day with seniors in assisted living facilities

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

A few days before Mother's Day on May 9, invite residents to create rainbow flowers (by beafunmum.com) by adding food coloring to vases of white roses and water to change the colors of the flowers. (This activity idea is also featured in our May 2021 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Resource of the Month

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American Health Care Association

Check out this month's resource, the American Health Care Association, to find fun ideas for this year's National Skilled Nursing Care Week, from Sunday, May 9 to Saturday, May 15. This year's theme is "Together Through the Seasons."

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