February Activities for Seniors

As an active senior, February offers many opportunities to engage with your community and embrace new experiences. This month you can honor Black History Month by attending local events or deepening your knowledge of this important history. Cheer on your favorite Winter Olympics athletes when the games kick off in Beijing on February 4. Get together with friends for food and fun while watching the Super Bowl on February 13. With cultural celebrations, international sporting events, and chances to socialize, February promises a full slate of February Activities for Seniors to keep their days lively and spirits high.

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month provides an opportunity to honor the stories, achievements, and contributions of African Americans throughout history. At True Connection Communities, we encourage our residents to participate in the following February Activities for Seniors to celebrate this important month:

Attend local events in your community: Many cities and towns host lectures, concerts, or exhibits that highlight Black history and culture. Contact your local community center or library to find events near you.

Learn about influential figures: Read biographies and autobiographies of groundbreaking African Americans like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and more. Discuss as a group what inspires you about them.

Listen to influential music: The blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, and hip-hop all have roots in Black musical traditions. Enjoy these genres and discuss the context that influenced them.

Sample cuisine: Soul food, Cajun and Creole dishes all originate from African American culture. Try cooking demonstrations or potlucks featuring these hearty, flavorful foods.

Participate in arts and crafts: Express yourself through painting, quilting, collage art, or other mediums depicting images and themes related to Black history and culture.

Attend a virtual museum tour: Many museums offer online exhibits and tours related to Black history. Take a guided virtual walking tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Make the most of this meaningful month by engaging in February Activities for Seniors that honor the rich heritage of African Americans. Learning about this integral part of our nation’s history fosters cultural awareness and respect at any age.


February Activities for Seniors

February is filled with opportunities to stay engaged, active, and connected. Take advantage of these upcoming events and holidays to plan stimulating February Activities for Seniors at True Connection Communities:

Get Moving with the Winter Olympics: Gather residents to watch and cheer on their favorite Winter Olympic events. Highlight new sports like snowboard cross, short track speed skating, and the aerials skiing event. Have a medal ceremony and hand out gold, silver, and bronze medals to your residents.

Host a Super Bowl Party: Football brings people together, so organize a festive Super Bowl gathering. Set up big screens to watch the game and serve stadium snacks like hot dogs, nachos, and popcorn. Make squares for a friendly pool and award fun prizes to the winner.

Craft Homemade Valentines: Get creative with arts and crafts to make Valentine’s Day cards. Provide construction paper, glue, markers, and doilies for decorating. Write poems, attach candy, or bake heart-shaped cookies to give to loved ones. Spread cheer by delivering Valentines to each resident’s room.

View the Lunar New Year Parade: Usher in the Year of the Rabbit by watching a broadcast of the colorful Lunar New Year parade. Learn about the history of the zodiac animals and traditions like giving red envelopes for good fortune. Make rabbit-themed crafts and enjoy auspicious foods.

The shortest month of the year doesn’t have to mean scarce activity. Use these unique celebrations and events to liven up your programming calendar. Engaging programming enriches the mind, creates bonds, and provides a sense of belonging.

Additional February Events and Holidays

February contains several other notable events and holidays to be aware of. Take time to acknowledge and celebrate these occasions with fun February Activities for Seniors.

Presidents’ Day (3rd Monday of February) – This federal holiday honors past presidents of the United States. Visit presidential libraries or memorials. Read biographies of presidents. Have students research and give presentations on presidents.

Mardi Gras (February 16) – Celebrate the festive Carnival season. Attend parades and community events. Make and decorate Mardi Gras masks. Enjoy traditional New Orleans cuisine like jambalaya or king cake.

Chinese New Year (February 1) – Mark the beginning of the new lunar year. Participate in Chinese cultural traditions like giving red envelopes, eating auspicious foods, or attending a lion dance performance.

Groundhog Day (February 2) – On this quirky holiday, check if your local groundhog sees its shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather. Have fun with predictions and shadows.

National Wear Red Day (First Friday in February) – Wear red clothing to raise awareness about cardiovascular health, especially in women. Educate yourself and others on heart disease risks and prevention.

National Pizza Day (February 9) – Celebrate this tasty holiday by making homemade pizza or ordering delivery. Try new pizza toppings or crust styles. Host a pizza-themed party.

Take time to acknowledge both major and minor holidays. Adapt events and traditions to suit your needs and interests. Most importantly, engage in educational, enriching, and enjoyable February Activities for Seniors with friends, family, or community.


Though it may be the shortest month of the year, February is packed with opportunities for enriching activities. From celebrating influential figures in Black History Month to gathering with loved ones for the Super Bowl, the month offers many ways to engage your mind and connect with others. The opening of the Winter Olympics also provides inspiration to try new hobbies and challenge yourself both mentally and physically.

As we look ahead to spring, take time to appreciate the unique celebrations and events that February brings. With an open and active spirit, you can make the most of this month by broadening your horizons and spending valuable time with family and friends through engaging February Activities for Seniors.

If you or your loved one is looking to join a vibrant senior living community, consider scheduling a tour at True Connection Communities during February. Our staff would be happy to show you around our amenities and discuss the enriching lifestyle offered through our robust calendar of activities and events. Join us for any number of our lively February Activities for Seniors and see firsthand the engaging community we foster.

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