Articles & Resources

Use these activity director resources to help you with your day-to-day tasks as an activity professional:

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How-to Articles

Read helpful articles for new ideas that can benefit your activity program. For example, discover new ways to stretch your activity budget, learn how to create "wow" activity calendars for your residents, and find tips on how to market your activity program to your residents.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a new activity director? Find answers to a few popular frequently asked questions of new activity professionals. For instance, discover a new way to provide activities that are beneficial to both higher-functioning and lower-functioning residents.

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Online Resources

Discover a variety of websites that can assist you with planning activities. Find helpful sites that provide interesting craft ideas, fun recipes, and controversial discussion topics that you can incorporate in your daily activity program.

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Newsletter

Find even more ideas in our July 2017 newsletter, like hosting a story activity on Independence Day in which residents tell creative stories that are based on vintage patriotic photos, or making tie-dyed summer scarves to sell to raise money for activity supplies.

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Our Partners

Learn more about our partners: S&S Worldwide, an online resource that provides activity supplies like games and crafts for your senior activity programs, and PayPal, the easy-to-use payment platform that can be used with the Not Just Bingo memberships.

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Social Media

Check us out on social media with fun topics on our Facebook page, easy-to-use ideas on our Pinterest boards, unique observances in our Twitter feed, useful quick tips in our Google+ posts, and many more activity ideas in our blog entitled just a few more ideas...

Quick Tip: Make and post flyers every Friday in your common areas and elevators detailing your main activities for the upcoming week. This "marketing trick" allows visiting family members over the weekend to see the activities and encourage their loved ones to attend.