Activity Calendar Ideas

We offer 2 ways for you to gather activity ideas for your
senior activity calendars!

1. Observance Calendars
If you like creating your own senior activity ideas, then use our observance calendars to find daily, weekly, and monthly observances that you can use to gather inspiration!

beach for senior residents for August activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

August Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for August like a Trip to the Zoo on World Elephant Day (August 12) or a Backyard Carnival on National Roller Coaster Day (August 16). In addition, schedule a few intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Sandcastle-Making Party on the back patio on Sandcastle Day (August 3) or a S'mores Tasting on National S'mores Day (August 10).

View the August observances
autumn leaves for nursing home residents for September activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

September Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents by recognizing several of the unique observances throughout September, like hosting a Teddy Bear Drive to collect teddy bears for donation on National Teddy Bear Day (September 9), scheduling a Trip to Subway Restaurant on National Eat a Hoagie Day (September 14), or hosting all-day Armchair Travel Sessions on World Tourism Day (September 27).

View the September observances
pumpkins for nursing facility residents for October activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

October Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of October by scheduling fun parties for your residents to enjoy throughout the month, like organizing a Star-Gazing Party near a large picture window on Fall Astronomy Day (October 5), planning a Game Night Party on National Chess Day (October 12), hosting a Costume Party on Frankenstein Friday (October 25), or scheduling a Chocolate Tasting Party on National Chocolate Day (October 28).

View the October observances


2. Membership Calendars
If you'd rather just plug in our fun activity ideas, then view our sample calendars below to view the types of activity ideas found in the Not Just Bingo Membership.

hands for assisted living activity ideas
General Activity Calendar (with membership)

Assisted Living Activity Calendar

Schedule fun activities that work well for your general population that allow you to celebrate unique observances, like hosting a Bubble Blowing Contest on Bubble Gum Day, organizing a Mexican Fiesta Social on Mexico's Flag Day, or even scheduling a Wear Your Jeans Day on the birthday of jeans creator Levi Strauss.

View the sample assisted living calendar
poker for activities for the men in nursing homes
Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Men's Activity Calendar

Don't forget about the men in your facility. Schedule interesting discussions, like an Extreme Weather Debate about climate change on National Weatherperson's Day. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to participate in a Blind Wine Tasting on Open That Bottle Night.

View the sample men's calendar
dementia activities for nursing home residents
Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Dementia Activity Calendar

Provide specialized activities for your residents with dementia that are fun, yet meaningful. For instance, as a bedside activity, organize a Bedside Dog Show during the annual WKC Dog Show for your staff members to bring their well-trained dogs to show-off for your resident, or as a fun craft activity, invite residents to assemble Paper Birds during the Great Backyard Bird Count.

View the sample dementia calendar
calendar for weekly themes for nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar

Create fun activities for your residents by providing weekly themes. For example, during Countdown to Groundhog Day Week, as a lower-functioning activity, assist residents with Tracing Shadows, or during Happy Chinese New Year! Week, host a Chinese Take-Out party as a special event activity for your residents.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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