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!

Independence Day landmarks for nursing facility residents for July activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

July Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of July by scheduling fun parties for your residents to enjoy throughout the month, like inviting family members to attend a Virgin Daiquiri Game Night Party with residents on National Daiquiri Day (July 19), organizing a Plant Swap Party for residents to swap plants on Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day (July 27), or hosting a Pet Therapy Party for staff to bring in their pets on National Mutt Day (July 31).

View the July observances
flowers 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 Wine Tasting on National White Wine Day (August 4) or a Dance Contest on Wiggle Your Toes Day (August 6). In addition, schedule a few intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Baking With Grandma activity on National Sponge Cake Day (August 23) or a Backyard Carnival activity on National Roller Coaster Day (August 16).

View the August observances
falling 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 with some of the unique observances throughout September, like organizing a fun Spa Day activity for the ladies of your facility in which they receive manicures and a visit from the hairstylist on National Lazy Mom's Day (September 4) or hosting a Rocking Chair Fundraiser for residents to raise money based on how long they rock in the chairs on International Day of Charity (September 5).

View the September 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 World Cancer Rock-a-Thon Fundraiser on World Cancer Day, organizing a #GoRedWearRed Social on National Wear Red Day, or even scheduling a Leap Year Gala on Leap Day.

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 a discussion about Weird Baseball Contract Clauses on the birthday of legend Babe Ruth. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to participate in a Neighborhood Swap Party on Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day.

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, play a few Vintage Radio Shows for your resident to listen to on World Radio Day, or as a fun craft activity, invite residents to assemble Candy Wreaths on Decorating With Candy Day.

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 Spunky Old Broads Week, as a lower-functioning activity, plan a Go Flying activity for residents to toss paper planes into a target, or during Leap Year Week, host a special event Leap Into the Future activity for residents to fill a time capsule that will be opened in four years.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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