Articles & Resources

Use these activity director resources to help you with your day-to-day tasks as an activity professional:

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How-to Articles

Read helpful articles for new ideas that can benefit your activity program. For example, discover new ways to stretch your activity budget, learn how to create “wow” activity calendars for your residents, and find tips on how to market your activity program to your residents.

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Activity Guides

Find fun activity ideas in our seasonal activity guides – our S&S Worldwide Activity Guides provide fun ideas for the holidays of each season and our Jewish Activity Guides supplies information and activity ideas for each of the major Jewish holidays each season.

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Online Activity Resources

Discover a variety of websites that can assist you with planning activities. Find helpful sites that provide interesting craft ideas, fun recipes, and controversial discussion topics that you can incorporate in your daily activity program.

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Our Partners

Learn more about our partners: S&S Worldwide, an online resource that provides activity supplies, PayPal, the easy-to-use payment platform that can be used with the Not Just Bingo memberships, and Activity Folder, the go-to resource for downloadable and printable calendars.

Quick Tips

Quick Tips

Gather fun activity ideas by reading through our quick tips, like how to create a chocolate tasting for your residents, how to host a fun full moon party, and how to get your residents using your facility’s library again. Even learn the #1 way to get your seniors involved in your musical activities.

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Newsletter

Find even more ideas in our February 2024 newsletter, like hosting a Most Romantic Gingerbread House Contest on Valentine’s Day, and making Chinese paper lanterns to celebrate the Chinese New Year — Year of the Dragon.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a new activity director? Find answers to a few popular frequently asked questions of new activity professionals. For instance, discover a new way to provide activities that are beneficial to both higher-functioning and lower-functioning residents.

Quick Tip:

To quickly and inexpensively create buzz among your residents for an upcomingspecial activity, place lots of balloons around your facility in the color theme of the activity (e.g., using red, white, and blue balloons for a fun Independence Day event). Be sure to put out the balloons at the beginning of the day, so that residents will be reminded throughout the day about the upcoming activity.