Tuesday, 30 August 2016

50 Activity Ideas for Seniors


We’ve all been there working in activities. Scrambling to find the perfect activities for our residents, while mixing it up! I personally love cognitive games, mainly because I prefer to work in dementia care. I decided that I would make a list of 50 different activity ideas for when you’re in a pickle!

1.   Toss & Talk (throw a ball around and when someone catches it, ask them a question)
2.    Facts & Fun
3.    Current Events
4.     Fun & Fitness
5.     Reader’s Circle
6.     Reminiscing Circle
7.     Trivia
8.      Music & Memories
9.      Discussion Group
10.  Travelogue
11.   Puzzles & Ponderings
12.  You Be The Judge
13.  Name That Tune
14.  The Price is Right
15.   Hand Massages
16.   Crafter’s Corner
17.   Socials (ice cream or fruit salad in the spring/summer, coffee & hot cocoa in the fall/winter seasons)
18.   Baker’s Club
19.   Knitting Bee
20.   Chair Yoga
22.   Movie Matinee
23.   Cocktail Hour
24.   Writer’s Club
25.   Study Hall Social (teaching children how to write letters, intergenerational program!)
26.   Who Am I?
27.   Mystery Boxes
28.   Computer Tutorials
30.   Spa Days
32.   Bible Study
34.   Residents Game Night (like Family Game Night, but for the residents J)
35.   Gardening Club
36.   Animal Therapy
37.   Aromatherapy
38.   Brain Fitness
39.   Kitchen Helpers (mashing potatoes, shucking corn, etc.)
40.   Scavenger Hunts
41.   Pokeno
42.   Recipe Book Making
43.   Men’s Club/Pizza Party
44.   Crossword Club
45.   Tea Party
46.   Walker’s Club/Afternoon Strolls
47.   Homemaking Activities (folding old clothing, polishing silverware, etc.)
48.   Joke Club
49.   Singalongs

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