Activity Calendars for Assisted Living

Need some ideas for your assisted living activity calendars? We offer two different ways for you to gather ideas for your monthly senior calendars:

1. The Not Just Bingo Membership (Membership Calendars)

If you need fun activity ideas to spruce up your monthly activity calendars for your assisted living facility, then make sure to sign up for the Not Just Bingo membership to find fun activities!

With the membership, you’ll have access to ideas in these 4 activity calendars:

Assisted living activity calendar with elderly couple cartoon

Specialized 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 with your residents, like organizing a Making S’mores activity on National Boy Scouts Day, hosting a Dog Show on National Love Your Pet Day, or even planning a Blind Wine Tasting on Open That Bottle Night.

Dementia Activity Calendar with cartoon of elderly couple

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 fun craft activity, invite  residents to assemble Paper Birds on the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count, or as a bedside activity, help your resident create Colorful Tissue Paper Flowers on Flag Day in Mexico.

Men's Activity Calendar with elderly men with dog cartoon

Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Men’s Activity Calendar

Don’t forget about the men in your facility. For instance, organize interesting discussions, like having the men debate How Accurate Is the Groundhog? on Groundhog Day. In addition, provide unique special events for the men, like inviting the men to participate in a Dance-a-Thon fundraising activity on World Cancer Day.

Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar with cartoon of elderly couple with a cat

Specialized Activity Calendar (with membership)

Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar

Create fun activities for your residents by providing weekly themes. For example, during Countdown to Mardi Gras Week, as a lower-functioning activity, invite residents to listen to Mardi Gras Music while hitting gold, green, and purple balloons back and forth, or as a special event, help residents during Leap Day Week to Leap Into the Future by creating a time capsule to be opened in four years.

2. Observance Calendars

If you’d rather come up with your own assisted living activity calendar ideas from scratch, then check out our observance calendars to find daily, weekly, and monthly observances that you can use to gather inspiration!

March activity calendar for activity directors

General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

June Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with your residents like hosting a Zoom Mentoring Session where your residents can mentor a few kids at a neighboring boys’ and girls’ club on Public Service Day (June 23), or organizing a fun Game Night activity for residents in your Activity Room on National Yo-Yo Day (June 6).

May activity ideas for seniors

General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

July Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of July by scheduling fun parties to enjoy throughout the month, like hosting a Ice Cream Tasting Party for residents to enjoy on National Ice Cream Day (July 21) or organizing a Pet Therapy Party for staff to bring in their well-trained pets on All-American Pet Photo Day (July 11).

August activity ideas for seniors in assisted living facilities

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 Vinyl Record Day (August 12). In addition, schedule fun intergenerational activities with the grandchildren, like a Baking With Grandma activity on National Peach Pie Day (August 24).

Quick Tip:

One of the easiest ways to come up with new and fresh ideas for your assisted living activity calendars each month is to relate your activities to specific observances or happenings for the month.