Category Archives: Autumn/Fall

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15

Did you know that as of 2014, there are 55 million people (about 17%) in the U.S. with Hispanic or Latino heritage? Most of them hail from one (or more) of twenty-one diverse countries from the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, or Spain. Pop quiz question: Can you name all 21 countries? (Answer is  Continue Reading »

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Black Friday at Your Senior Center

With all of the hoopla that surrounds Black Friday, folks in nursing homes or assisted living centers may feel left out of the excitement. Give “Black Friday” a different spin, so all of your residents can feel more involved with this annual “crazy” day. Organize activities, both profitable and recreational, that will engage your residents  Continue Reading »

How to Create a “Spooktacular” Ghost Story Party for Halloween

Pliny the Younger, who wrote that the ghost of an old man was haunting his house, recorded one of the first ghost stories in the first century A.D. In AD 856, the first poltergeist haunting was reported in Germany. This year put a new twist on your traditional Halloween party by giving it a “Ghost  Continue Reading »

Easy Fall Season Craft Idea for Your Senior Center

Arts and crafts are popular activities for many senior centers. With festive fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, you will need easy craft ideas to fit both holidays. This Hanging Lanterns craft project is a great idea to engage your senior residents, and brighten up your center.   Supplies: Round Orange Paper  Continue Reading »

Oktoberfest Traditions and Sayings to Use at U.S. Festivals

Cities, churches, and clubs across the U.S. have annual Oktoberfest celebrations. But how much do you know about the real deal in Germany? Take a few minutes to learn about typical German Oktoberfest traditions and sayings. You might learn a few new facts you can incorporate into your local Oktoberfest celebrations or nearest beer hall.  Continue Reading »

Autumn Celebrations From Around the World

Autumn is the traditional time of harvest and abundance, and most countries around the world celebrate this season is one form or another. Before you create your own fall party, check out these festivals from other countries to get some great ideas that you can incorporate into your own celebration.   China   The Mid-Autumn  Continue Reading »

Paper! Paper! Paper!

  The holidays are coming sooner than we realize – and that means that bringing out the decorations and planning for plenty of festive, fun community events and gatherings.  It can be stressful – and small items and details add up quickly. It’s a common picture to feel and see a scramble in the midst  Continue Reading »

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