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August 23, 2018

Every activity director has a month that truly shines when they create their activity calendar. Some activity directors love December, with carolers coming by almost every day, throwing fun holiday socials- and best of all-giving out presents to residents. Other activity directors can’t wait for fun trips during the summer time. I have personally always loved October. On crisp nights you can smell the smoky air of people using their fireplaces. The fall leaves show off their beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange, kids are deciding what Halloween costume to wear. It’s a very exciting month with so much going on. I would love to share some fun programming ideas to help spruce up your October calendar and to help you take advantage of all the great things this month has to offer! Here are seven things you have to try this season:

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch! There are tons of farms that open their fields for pumpkin picking during October. Some even offer fun and friendly hayrides. Make s...

August 9, 2018

Please enjoy this collection of program ideas, trivia, fun facts and more for the Month of October! 


On a chalk board or large dry erase board, see how many words residents can make out of the featured word :


(Example: Super, Pat)

The This or That Game

Halloween Candy Edition!!!!

Instructions: Have residents shout out their preferences!

Snickers or Milky Way?

Candy Corn or Skittles?

Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate?

Frankenstein or Dracula?

Candy Apple or Caramel Apple?

Scary Costumes or Funny Costumes?

Zombie Movies or Comedies?

Kit Kat or Reeses Cup?

Sweet or Salty Snack?

Lollipop or Chocolate Bar?

Zombie Juice Recipe:

Have a non-alcoholic drink social. Make this Halloween themed drink:

Add grenadine to pitchers of sprite to give it a bright red coloring. Place drink into clear plastic cups and garnish with a gummy worm on the side of each cup (depending on special diets/choking risks)

Share A Scary Tale, Here is the Story of the NJ Devil:

The Legend of The New Je...

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