Activity Idea of the Month

playing Olympics charades on the first day of the summer Olympics for nursing home senior residents

Olympic Sports Charades

Help residents get ready for the start of the summer Olympics in Japan on July 23 by hosting a fun game of charades, in which residents act out a different Olympic sport (by olympics.com). (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2021 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Summer Olympics Week.)

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Creative Craft of the Month

making mini American flags for the Fourth of July with your senior nursing home residents

Mini American Flags

Invite residents to assemble mini American flags (by town-n-country-living.com) to use as decoration throughout your facility for the Fourth of July. For the craft, simply cut out pieces of patriotic fabric for residents to hot-glue to twigs. Then place the finished flags in vases to make your facility more festive for the holiday. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2021 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for America the Beautiful! Week.)

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Activity Ideas for Male Residents

painting patriotic clothespins for Independence Day with the seniors at your nursing facility

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

Encourage the men to bond on Independence Day (July 4) as they paint patriotic clothespins (by organized31.com). For the activity, have the men paint wooden clothespins with red, white, and blue paint to look like American flags. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2021 Men's Activity Calendar.)

making root beer floats with seniors in assisted living facilities

One-on-One Activity of the Month

Invite your resident to assist you with making root beer floats (by simplyrecipes.com) on National Ice Cream Day (July 18) by pouring root beer over a few scoops of vanilla ice cream. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2021 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

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Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

making firework cupcakes for the Fourth of July with seniors in assisted living facilities

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

Provide residents with plain cupcakes, blueberries, Bing cherries, and white frosting to assemble firecracker cupcakes (by 17apart.com) for the Fourth of July. Simply apply vanilla frosting to plain cupcakes before adding on blueberries and a cherry in the middle. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2021 Dementia Activity Calendar.)

hosting a champagne tasting for Bastille Day with seniors in assisted living facilities

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

Enjoy France's Bastille Day (July 14) with a non-alcoholic champagne tasting for residents. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2021 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Bonne Fête Nationale! Week.)

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Activity Resource of the Month

bicyclecards.com

Bicycle Cards

Check out this month's resource, Bicycle Cards, to find fun card games to play with your residents during your afternoon socials.

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