It’s been one month since the U.S. government told skilled nursing facilities to restrict visitors because of the coronavirus. Most of the rest of the United States has been on relative lockdown for about that long—including age-qualified communities.
We’ve seen all sorts of creative efforts to fight isolation in these communities. As the weeks go on, though, if you need more ideas, you might check out the National Day Calendar. It lists both serious and silly “holidays” by day, week, and month—including some international observances.
You could pass out candy for National Jelly Bean Day or invite residents to write fiction on National Tell a Story Day. Below, we’ve rounded up some April observances that may be easy to piggyback on.
By the way, happy International Moment of Laughter Day! We hope you’re able to keep your own spirits up while uplifting the people you serve.
April 15: World Art Day
April 17: National Haiku Poetry Day
April 18: National Animal Cracker Day
April 19: National Garlic Day
April 20: National Look Alike Day
April 21: British National Tea Day
April 22: National Jelly Bean Day
April 23: National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
April 25: National Telephone Day
April 26: National Pretzel Day
April 27: National Tell a Story Day
April 28: National Superhero Day
April 29: International Dance Day
April 30: National Oatmeal Cookie Day