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May Senior Activities Week Four (Days 22-31)

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May 22

National Buy a Musical Instrument Day – Music is powerful to not only the sense of hearing, but can also function as a form of tactile and visual stimulation. For some individuals who may have lost the use of one or more senses, music can be used to reminisce or as an addition to a sensory stimulation activity. Celebrate today with a showcase of various musical instruments or a live entertainer while completing this fill in the blank musical instrument activity.

 May 23

World Turtle Day – This day was created to increase awareness about turtles and tortoises. There is a common misconception that all turtles/tortoises are green, when in fact there are many species that exhibit many different colors. Celebrate today with a visit to the local aquarium/pet store or make turtle candies (chocolate, caramel, pecans) while completing this name ten things activity.

May 24

Brooklyn Bridge – On this day, in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge officially opened which connected the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan for the first time in history. The bridge was designed by John A. Roebling and was the largest suspension bridge ever built to that date.  Celebrate today by reminiscing and reviewing pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge while completing this New York City activity.

May 25

Cookie Monster Day – Cookie Monster is the beloved blue monster known from his appearances on the popular children’s show “Sesame Street”. He made his debut on the show in 1969 and has forever been remembered for his ample appetite for cookies. Celebrate today with your favorite cookie and this name the characters activity.

May 26

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day – Blueberries are the most popular fruit consumed in America, behind strawberries and can be used in a variety of ways, including being added to your favorite dessert like cheesecake. Blueberries also have the highest amount of antioxidants among all fruits. Celebrate today with your favorite kind of cheesecake and complete this name ten types of cheesecake activity.

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May 27

International Jazz Day – This day was created to celebrate not only the music but also the history of this music genre around the world. The birth place of jazz is thought to have originated in New Orleans, Louisiana. Celebrate today with your favorite Louisiana dish, a local jazz band, and this name the jazz instrument activity.

May 28

National Hamburger Day – Summertime is just around the corner and so is grilling season. Hamburgers are one of America’s go to meals and is almost as popular as pizza. Hamburgers can be enjoyed outside, with family and friends, or in a central location with a scenic view like a park. Celebrate today with your favorite hamburger and complete this name ten hamburger ingredient activity.

May 29

Memorial Day – Today, we remember all of our loved ones who gave their life while serving in one of the country’s armed forces. Many forget that not only does the person who is serving have to sacrifice but also their family members (husband, wife, children). Celebrate today by honoring those who have fallen and completing this military activity.

May 30

National Mint Julep Day – This drink is very popular during the annual Kentucky Derby and originated in 1938 when mint juleps were served in water glasses that doubled as a popular take-home souvenir of the day. Mint is thought to be a sign of hospitality, no wonder this drink is perfect for hot summer days and best enjoyed on a porch swing. Celebrate today with a mint julep and this name ten herbs activity.

May 31

National Senior Health & Fitness Day – The common goal for this day is to keep seniors fit and healthy. Today is a great day to further explore senior-focused physical activity. Though, physical health is high on the priority list; emotional, mental, and spiritual health are also important topics when it some to health and fitness. Celebrate today with your favorite senior activity and this name each body part activity.

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