Activity Directors just seem to be the type of person that know how to plan events and activities and games and just have fun! And they work all over, not just retirement live-in communities, but at adult day cares, public community centers, rehab hospitals/centers, and so forth.
And I know they work with all age groups in even more places than I’ve mentioned. Although this article has arts and crafts, games and activities that probably could work for all ages, the pinboards were selected because they focused on the needs of seniors and the elderly, including dementia patients, Alzheimer’s patients, people confined to their beds, etc.
It is my hope that activity directors can use this directory as a resource to provide them with unique and creative ideas, maybe even ones they haven’t seen before.
But, this article is not solely for activity directors, but for the families and caregivers of the senior, and perhaps even the tech-savvy seniors themselves! Take a look at what is presented below. I hope it will be of some use, and that you’ll enjoy reading it in the process!
If you are a senior or activity director looking for activities and craft ideas you will be pleased to know that Pinterest has everything you need for almost any activity or craft project.
Top 3 Senior Activity and Crafts Pinterest Pinboards
1. pinterest.com/explore/senior-activities: enjoy this first Pinterest explore senior activity pinboard with over a 1,000 activity ideas. Categories include assisted living activities, nursing home and elderly. There is a huge variety of activities, such as: balloon games, chair games, sensory activities, reminiscing activities, night games, activities for the visually impaired, patients confined to their beds, dementia patients, and introverts/loners.
The activities below reach a wide spectrum of individuals, provide a very well-rounded experience for the senior, and offer a great deal of assistance to the activity director searching for a new and creative idea. Here are just a few highlights:
- Activity Director Ideas Pinterest Pin– Craft and Event Ideas Games Pinterst Pin
- Roll A Garden Game
- Glowing Night Bowling
- Poetry Club
- Free Music Playlist For the Elderly
- 12 Engaging Activities for Seniors with Dementia
- 15 Activities for Loners and Introverted Seniors
- Balloon Volleyball
- DIY Shuffleboard
- 12 Activities to Add to Your Senior Program
- Chair Activity BINGO
- Chair Golf
- Planning a Movie Night for the Elderly
2. pinterest.com/explore/elderly-crafts: this fantastic pinboard offers great ideas for games and activities for the elderly. From engaging arts and crafts to fun and thought-provoking memory games, this pinboard is full of terrific items to choose from. In addition to the tidbits gathered here, check out this pinboard to see the many wonderful treasures which can be found!
- Pinterest Elderly Crafts Pin-Do Soft Grip Brushes Help With Arthritis/Carpal Tunnel?
- Tons of Button Arts and Craft Activities for Seniors
- “What’s In the Bag?” Reminiscing Games for the Elderly
- Crochet and Knitting Club
- Match Songs With Films Music Activities for Seniors Pinterest Pin
- “Finish the Proverbs” Game for Seniors
- Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience for Seniors
- 15 Uplifting Activities for People Confined to Bed
- Crafts and Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Pinterest Pin
- How To Make a Homemade Stress Ball
- Flower Bouquet Making Activity for the Elderly
- Aromatherapy for the Elderly
- 10 Poppy Crafts for Remembrance Day/Veteran’s Day
- “Professions That No Longer Exist” Game Ideas for Seniors Pinterest Pin
- Memory Fidget Busy Blanket for Dementia and Alzheimer’s
3. uk.pinterest.com/explore/senior-crafts/ This lovely pinboard is super activity-director-friendly and provides a huge amount of arts and crafts ideas, not to mention the helpful games and activities presented for seniors! Even if you are not an activity director, this pinboard is superb for working with the elderly, or other age groups perhaps, to create gorgeous crafts that are fun for everyone!
- 43 Amazing Craft Ideas for Seniors Pinterest Pin
- Activity Director Craft and Event Ideas
- 50 DIY Projects You Can Make in Under an Hour
- Scandinavian Fabric Stars
- 26 Recycled Fall Crafts
- 12 Activities to Add to Your Senior Program
- 25 DIY Beautiful Fabric and Paper Doily Crafts
- Paper Snowflakes and More Winter Crafts
- Amazingly Falltastic Thanksgiving Crafts for Adults
- 13 Reminiscing Themes for Seniors
- 40 Easy Crafts with Clothespins
- 25 Gorgeous Ways to Craft With Fall Leaves
- Christmas Carol Bingo