Activity Calendars

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

1. The Not Just Bingo Membership (Membership Calendars)

If you need fun activity ideas to spruce up your monthly activity calendars for your senior residents, then make sure to sign up for the Not Just Bingo membership to find fun activities.

Here’s what you’ll find in each of the 4 types of activity calendars found in the membership:

Assisted Living Activities for Seniors

Assisted Living Activity Calendar (The FUN Calendar)

This calendar includes 4 activities for each day of the month:

  • Includes a fun afternoon social idea for each day
  • Includes an arts and crafts idea for every Sunday and Thursday
Men's Activities for Seniors

Men’s Activity Calendar (The MEN’S Calendar)

This calendar includes 4 activities for each day of the month:

  • Tactile activities, for your residents who like to use their hands to fix or build things
  • One-on-one activities, for those who dislike group activities
  • Discussion activities, including topics for your higher-functioning male residents
  • Special event activities, including fun contests and competitions
Dementia Activities for Seniors

Dementia Activity Calendar (The SENSORY Calendar)

This calendar includes 6 activities for each day of the month:

  • Craft activities, to spark creativity and group interaction
  • One-on-one activities, for residents who prefer limited group interaction
  • Exercise activities, to keep your residents moving and having fun
  • Bedside activities, for residents who are limited to their rooms
  • Reminiscing activities, for higher-functioning residents
  • Sensory stimulation activities, which contain fun, large-group activities that appeal
    to your residents’ senses
Weekly-Themed Activities for Seniors

Weekly-Themed Activity Calendar (The HOLIDAYS Calendar)

Each of the five weeks contains 10 activity ideas related to a single theme:

  • Craft activities, to encourage creative outlets for residents
  • Reminiscing activities, to aid in recollection and group discussion
  • Physical activities, to promote movement and exercise
  • One-on-one activities, for individuals who shy away from group activities
  • Lower-functioning activities, for residents preferring less cognitive, but more tactile, hands-on activities
  • Bedside activities, for residents confined to their rooms
  • Outing activities, to provide interest and stimulation outside of the facility
  • Sensory stimulation activities, for engaging the residents’ senses
  • Men’s activities, to support bonding among the men
  • Special event activities, which are entertaining for large groups

2. Observance Calendars

If you’d rather create your own senior activity ideas from scratch, then check out our observance calendars to find daily, weekly, and monthly observances that you can use to gather inspiration!

February activity calendar for activity directors

General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

February Observances for Activity Calendars

Plan fun activities for February like a Wine Tasting on National Drink Wine Day (February 18), a Dance Contest on World Radio Day (February 13), or a Baking With Grandma activity on National Cherry Pie Day (February 20).

View the February Observances
March activity calendar for activity directors

General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

March Observances for Activity Calendars

Have fun this month with activities, like hosting a Zoom Mentoring Session for residents and a neighboring elementary school on NEA’s Read Across America Day (March 2), or organizing a fun Game Night activity for residents in your Activity Room on National Goof-Off Day (March 22).

View the March Observances
January activity calendar for activity directors

General Monthly Observances (no membership needed)

April Observances for Activity Calendars

Celebrate the month of April by scheduling fun parties for your residents to enjoy throughout the month, like hosting a Big Band Listening Party for residents on Record Store Day (April 22) or organizing a Pie Tasting Party for residents on National Blueberry Pie Day (April 28).

View the April Observances

Quick Tip:

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