About 13 percent of Americans are sixty-five or older, according to the most recent census. As baby boomers continue to age, retirement communities and senior living centers will need to expand to meet their needs. Today’s modern seniors are looking for social events and challenging educational opportunities close to home.
The Beginner’s Book of Senior Activities provides dozens of ideas for entertainment, themed parties, low-key gatherings, and scripture-based activities to help event coordinators and ministers plan exciting, diverse programs.
The book is well organized, with three event suggestions per month. A detailed description, decorating ideas, recommended Bible readings, jokes, games, video clip options, and more accompany each activity idea. A handy appendix includes 116 pages of ready-to-copy word games, trivia quizzes, crossword puzzles, and other handouts.
In addition to providing specific activity ideas, the book provides step-by-step instructions for setting up a recreational program tailored to your group’s needs and interests. Also included is a lengthy list of volunteer opportunities that can keep seniors active and engaged in their communities.
This easy-to-use, faith-based guide will be indispensable for anyone responsible for planning enriching social events for nursing homes, retirement communities, church groups for older adults, and senior day care centers.