Activity Idea of the Month

hosting a Dim Sum party for the Chinese New Year for nursing home senior residents

Dim Sum Party

Celebrate the Chinese New Year (January 25) with a fun appetizer party for your residents. Coordinate with Dining Services to provide Chinese food and tea for your residents. (This activity idea is also featured in our January 2020 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Chinese New Year Week.)

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Creative Craft of the Month

making mini peace doves for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day) for your senior nursing home residents

Mini Peace Doves

Recruit residents to help you decorate for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20 by making mini peace doves (by artycraftykids.com) using construction paper, the dove template, string, and tape. (This activity idea is also featured in our January 2020 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Male Residents

assembling snow globe balloons for winter decor with the seniors at your nursing facility

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

Recognize this winter season by recruiting the men to assemble snow globe balloons (by valeventgal.com) as table centerpieces for one of your upcoming winter special events. (This activity idea is also featured in our January 2020 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Enjoying Winter! Week.)

making winter suncatchers for winter with nursing home residents

One-on-One Activity of the Month

Recruit a volunteer to assist your resident with making winter suncatchers (by cbc.ca) using a mold pan, water, colorful glass beads, twigs, and pine cones. (This activity idea is also featured in our January 2020 Men's Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

make fruit peacocks for National Bird Day with seniors in assisted living facilities

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

Recognize National Bird Day on January 5 with your residents by making fruit peacocks (by mymommysjoy.com) using pears, blueberries, grapes, baby carrots, and cloves. (This activity idea is also featured in our January 2020 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

hosting a pie filling tasting for National Pie Day with senior residents

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

To celebrate National Pie Day (January 23), invite residents to participate in a Pie-Filling Tasting (by walmart.com). For the activity, blindfold residents and have them try different pie fillings to identify by taste, like pumpkin, cherry, blueberry, apple, strawberry, and peach. (This activity idea is also featured in our January 2020 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Resource of the Month

All Recipes

Allrecipes.com

Check out our activity resource of the month, Allrecipes (allrecipes.com), to find tasty recipes that you can use for your baking activities and even your special events.

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