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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Find even more ideas in our June 2023 newsletter, like organizing a Grandpa’s Kite-Flying Contest for Father’s Day, and encouraging residents to use potatoes to make summer fruit prints on hand towels on the first day of summer.


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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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.


Online 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 Tip:

Make and post flyers every Friday in your common areas and elevators detailing your main activities for the upcoming week. This “marketing trick” allows visiting family members over the weekend to see the activities and encourage their loved ones to attend.