Find activities for residents at your senior living facility that can be done independently and also with a small group. We’ve shared craft ideas, sensory activities, games, puzzles, themed ideas, and more. As many events have been cancelled as well as visitation, these ideas will help keep your residents active, entertained, and keep their hands and minds busy!
Find suggestions for craft materials and how to use them to create DIY works of art! Plus, learn some fun ideas on kits and craft activities that seniors can work on together or independently.
It is important to keep residents’ hands busy and occupied and provide figet and stress options especially during this time of isolation. Find several sensory ideas below, including sensory boxes and trays.
Games, Puzzles & Activities
If you are looking for some new and different activity ideas, we’ve shared several ideas within these blogs on how to keep residents entertained. These ideas can be modified for different needs and abilities, and some can also be done independently, like puzzles and makerspace ideas.
Be sure to provide some options to keep residents active and moving. If you are able to plan group activities, provide toss games, card games, and tournament ideas. You can even plan a Field Day outdoors.
Since many residents will be indoors during this time, make sure you have some ideas planned like the ones below!
Everyone loves themed activities. Come up with a few themes that allow you to plan several different activities to keep residents busy for a longer period of time. If you had planned to have pets visit from an outside source, consider using faux pets as a replacement that will still put a smile on their faces and allow for one-on-one interaction.
We all love Bingo! If you are planning some group activities at your assisted living facility, we’ve shared several ideas for different ways to play. You can switch up the patterns to make it more exciting for residents.
Activities for Men
If you are specifically looking for ideas for your male residents, we’ve shared a few ideas on how to keep them engaged.