What Daily Activities Do Nursing Homes Offer?

Our Nursing Homes Offer Fun Activities for Their Residents


Personal care homes try to foster as much independence as possible for residents so they can continue living to their fullest capability, with the support of an experienced staff that is ready to help whenever necessary. To promote independence and help residents thrive, nursing homes strive to implement engaging daily activities to support residents’ physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs. Here are some of the daily activities residents enjoy.

Social Events

From ice cream socials to cookouts to mixers, Life Enrichment Directors are always coming up with fun ways for residents to mingle. Socialization is one of the main benefits of retirement homes, since seniors living on their own can find themselves feeling isolated. These events help residents connect with one another and build genuine bonds with others their age, not to mention that these events often provide delicious foods to enjoy. Residents will want to keep an eye out for these!

Arts and Crafts

Any artists in the house? Residents can get creative and express their imagination with the endless arts and crafts events. Flower arranging, oriental fan making, marbled art techniques and leaf-pressing are just a few of our favorite events where residents can learn new artistic skills and even make an art piece to keep for display. In addition to these classes, nursing homes also make crafts for a cause to give back to the community, such as:

  • Teddy bears for the fire department
  • Quilts for hospitalized children
  • Stocking caps for soldiers
  • Dog biscuits for animal clinics

Educational Seminars

Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean it’s time to stop learning–that’s why residents have access to educational seminars to challenge them to think and absorb new information. The options are endless:

  • Finance
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Language learning
  • Health and wellness
  • VA programs
  • And SO much more!


Whether residents enjoy strategic games or games of luck, there are a variety of options to choose from that go way beyond bingo! Games are a perfect way to engage the mind and maybe even stir up some friendly competition with fellow players. Some of our game offerings include:

  • Cards
  • Chess
  • Puzzles
  • Checkers
  • Scrabble


All you have to do is show up and grab a seat–we’ll provide the popcorn and movie! We love showing movies, as well as educational documentaries. This is a great activity for a rainy or relaxing day. Here are some showings you might see:

  • Annie
  • Sound of Music
  • Beverly Hillbillies
  • McHales’s Navy
  • And more!


Everyone needs to take some time for relaxation, and sometimes even pampering. It’s important to slow down every once in a while–or a lot–and let our bodies rest and rejuvenate! Our nursing homes offer awesome opportunities for residents to treat themselves and relax with massages and various guided meditation sessions. Here are a few that residents can take advantage of:

  • Hand massages and manicures
  • Scalp and shoulder massages
  • Reefscapes meditation
  • Confection meditation
  • Meditation melody
  • Forest walk meditation

If your schedule isn’t busy, then you’re not taking advantage of all the awesome opportunities. Whether you want a fun-filled or relaxing day, our nursing homes have so many choices–there’s always something to do for each and every resident.

To learn more about nursing homes or to schedule a tour of one of our personal care facilities, please contact our friendly team today.

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