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!

Christmas cookies for nursing home residents for December activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

December Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents by recognizing several of the unique observances throughout December, like organizing an Indoor Carnival in your Activity Room on National Cotton Candy Day (December 7), hosting a Pancake Breakfast on National Maple Syrup Day (December 17), or scheduling a full afternoon of Minute-to-Win Games for residents to play on Tick Tock Day (December 29).

View the December observances
winter trees for nursing facility residents for January activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

January Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of January by scheduling fun parties for your residents to enjoy throughout the month, like organizing a Poetry Reading Party on Poetry at Work Day (January 8), scheduling a Winter Hat Party on National Hat Day (January 15), hosting a Dance Party on National Disc Jockey Day (January 20), and planning a PB&J Party on National Peanut Butter Day (January 24).

View the January observances
valentine canday for senior residents for February activity ideas
General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

February Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for November like a Chocolate Tasting on National Dark Chocolate Day (February 1) or a Vow Renewal for a couple on World Marriage Day (February 10). In addition, schedule a few intergenerational activities with your residents and their grandchildren, like a Gumdrop and Toothpick Building Party on National Gumdrop Day (February 15) or a Dribbling Contest on NBA All-Star Game Day (February 17).

View the February 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 Black-Out Bingo game on National Night Out, organizing a Hawaiian Lunch on the anniversary of Hawaii's statehood, or even scheduling a Dog Tricks activity on National Dog 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 on Would You Travel to Outer Space? on astronaut Neil Armstrong's birthday. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to play a fun game of Left-Handed Pictionary on International Left-Handers 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, share videos of songs from your resident's past during a M.T.V. – The 1940s Edition activity on the day that M.T.V. premiered, or as a fun craft activity, invite residents to participate in a Sandcastle Contest on Sandcastle 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 Campfire Week, as a lower-functioning activity, assist residents with blowing Glow-in-the-Dark Bubbles, or during "Summer School" Week, host a Summer School Graduation as a special event activity for your residents.

View the sample weekly-themed calendar

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