Category Archives: Retirement Community Ideas

Making the transition to a nursing home can be difficult, for both the senior and family members. One way to ease this transition is knowing that your nursing home is able to provide fulfilling activities and socializing opportunities to keep seniors happy and having things to look forward to every day. While there are many traditional  Continue Reading »

Countdown to A Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party!

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest parties of the year. It’s never too late to plan an amazing, rockin’ New Year’s party with your friends and family! Use this handy countdown checklist to properly plan for your New Year’s celebration.   BUDGET o Determine a budget for your New Year’s Eve party. o  Continue Reading »

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 »

Easy Ways To Make Exercise Fun For Seniors

Staying active and strong is important for everyone, but especially for seniors. No matter what their ability or fitness level, all of your residents will benefit from a daily dose of activity. And, the more fun and easy you can make it for them, the better. Here are some easy ideas on how to keep  Continue Reading »

Benefits of Gardening for Senior Residents

Gardening is a staple activity in assisted living communities, and is also very trendy! Many centers have garden committees made of residents that are dedicated to planning and maintaining a flower or vegetable/herb garden on the property. Garden committees like these and garden clubs are terrific ways for your seniors, even those with limited mobility, to  Continue Reading »

Hot Ideas for A Luau-Themed Summer Party

Luau-themed parties are HOT for summer. Whether you have a small team-building activity, department outing, or a larger-scale company picnic or resident activity, luau-themed parties are a popular choice. We have all kind of great ideas to help you create a fun-filled luau almost anywhere; indoors, the beach, or a large indoor space.      Continue Reading »

Always a Reason to Celebrate: 5 Fun Party Theme Ideas

Just because there is not a major holiday during the month doesn’t you can’t have a party. It just means you have to get a little creative about what and how to celebrate. To help make the decision easier, we’ve put together a list of 5 party themes that are trending right now. Choose your  Continue Reading »

National Nursing Home Week 2015: Bring on the Fiesta!

National Nursing Home Week is May 10-16th and the American Health Care Association has announced this year’s theme: Bring on the Fiesta! Resources have been posted and the planning can commence! And, with the official subtheme of “Speaking the language of ‘Familia, Vida and Amor’” (Family, Life and Love), there are multiple ways residents can  Continue Reading »

Fun St. Patrick’s Day Facts

  Thanks to some witty friends over at MentalFloss, we can shine some light on facts that might have slipped past history class. See for yourself what you thought you knew, and what stuff of legend still rings true…   Patrick, or “Patricius”, wasn’t his name until he became a priest. It was actually Maewyn.  Continue Reading »

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