Category Archives: Senior Living

Planning ideas for your Senior Living party planning.

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 »

87th Annual Academy Awards: Coming to a Party Near You!

  The Oscars are fast approaching on February 22nd! Having a party set up can make the event more enjoyable, classier, and it gives you a chance to show off some old-fashioned glamor of your own. Here are some ideas:   Create ballots for guests to complete. Hand out statuette favors to each guest who  Continue Reading »

Special Edition Blog: Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL, and Its Connection with Senior Living

  The time has come again—complete with nacho cheese dip, gathered family and friends, and plenty of commentary: Super Bowl Sunday!   Did you know that the NFL has an idea in the works for former, elderly Hall of Fame players: “Legends’ Landing”? Ideally, not only will former players be living in this one community  Continue Reading »

National Activity Professionals Week, January 18th-24th, 2015

  Theme for 2015: “One of the Team—One in a Million”            It’s hard to imagine sometimes the stress that can come with planning a party. The more people, the more factors. This is the position Activity Professionals are in year round.   Enlist some help this week! Here are some  Continue Reading »

Kick those post-Christmas blues!

    Don’t let the passing of Christmas get you down! There’s plenty more you can do to celebrate and have fun in the days and weeks to come. Here’s a sample of some unique and funky holidays you can use to celebrate the new year:   January 4th – Trivia Day 8th – English  Continue Reading »

Top 7 Most Popular/Nostalgic Christmas Songs!

  Our favorite holiday songs — from Bing Crosby to Nat King Cole — croon through the radio. They can hit those fabulous high notes for impressive effect, or they can be quirky and out of the box, like She & Him or Sufjan Stevens. Whatever your tastes may be, the neck-breaking pace that life  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 »

Time with Friends Elevates Moods

  The elderly people in our lives are the ones who hold the memories, the wisdom, and knowledge we could only imagine — and their capacity for connection and love is a deep and needed thing. When my grandmother went into assisted living care, this was one of the essential things my parents wanted for  Continue Reading »

Get Your Residents Outdoors to Enjoy Spring / Soon-To-Be Summer!

  Official springtime is here and summer is right around the corner — which means more opportunities to show your residents the beauty of living in community. It can be a wonderful way to bring a cobwebbed disposition back into sunshine after a long, difficult winter (we’re up in Minnesota, so it quickly can become  Continue Reading »

Mother’s Day Comes to Retirement/Senior Living Communities!

  There is something special about Mother’s Day that embodies the time of year it comes in — it seems only fitting that this holiday would be in a season when greenery, flowers, and lively animals are fully vibrant, beginning to rise from the ground and the trees. I cannot imagine the void there is when  Continue Reading »


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