Activity Idea of the Month

hosting a Second Half of the Year party for nursing home senior residents

Second Half of the Year Party

Host a fun party for residents to celebrate the second half of the year. Invite an entertainer to perform, and encourage residents to dance and have fun. Pass out party hats to wear, confetti to toss, and funfetti cookies (by modernhoney.com) to eat. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2022 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Countdown to the Second Half of the Year Week.)

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Creative Craft of the Month

making flower crowns for Independence Day with your senior nursing home residents

American Crowns

Pay tribute to this patriotic season by inviting residents to make American crowns (by thehousethatlarsbuilt.com) to wear. To make the crowns, use floral wire to create Vs as the peaks on the crown. Then wrap floral tape around the wire. Next, add greenery and red, white, and blue flowers to the crown and attach with floral tape. Finally, wrap the wire around a plastic headband to wear. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2022 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for USA Week.)

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Activity Ideas for Male Residents

hitting marshmallows off golf tee with the seniors at your nursing facility

Male Bonding Activity of the Month

Recognize The Open (golf) tournament in Scotland, (July 14-17), by providing the men with golf clubs to hit marshmallows off golf tees. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2022 Men's Activity Calendar.)

making felt pennants for MLB All-Star game with seniors in assisted living facilities

One-on-One Activity of the Month

In anticipation of this year's MLB All-Star Game on July 19, invite your resident to make felt pennants (by pinkpeppermintdesign.com). (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2022 Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar for Major League Baseball All-Star Week.)

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Activity Ideas for Dementia Residents

making a flag dessert with seniors in assisted living facilities

No-Bake Recipe of the Month

Gather residents during this patriotic season to assemble no-bake American flags (by thedecoratedcookie.com) using graham crackers, berries, mini marshmallows, cereal, and frosting. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2022 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.)

assembling beach jars for the summer with seniors in assisted living facilities

Sensory Stimulation Activity of the Month

Celebrate this summer season with residents by assembling beach jars (by mom4real.com). For the activity, fill Mason jars with sand before topping with seashells. Finally, decorate the jars with paint and ribbon. (This activity idea is also featured in our July 2022 Assisted Living Activity Calendar.

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Activity Resource of the Month

bicyclecards.com

BicycleCards.com

Check out our resource for the month, Bicycle Cards, to find a variety of fun card games to teach and play with your residents.

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