When it comes to programming, most of the time we believe that there are endless possibilities for topics and themes.  However, sometimes residents aren't always sure what they want or need, and as staff members we can get stuck trying to come up with an idea.  Should this happen to you please don't hesitate to talk with a fellow staff member or your ADRL seeking some inspiration.  You can also ask to see old program proposals and evaluations.

To help in your planning process we've listed out some potential program topics and ideas sorted by month.  This is by no means a comprehensive list, so you may also want to consider suggestions form the websites in the additional resources section. 

Program Ideas

September Is . . .

  • Classical Music Month
  • Emergency Care Month
  • Latino Heritage Month
  • Modern Rock Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • National Literacy Month
  • National Organic Harvest Month
  • National Piano Month
  • National School Success Month
  • National Sewing Month
  • National Mushroom Month
  • Read-A-New-Book Month

October Is . . .

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Crime Prevention Month
  • Diversity Awareness Month
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • National Gay and Lesbian History Month
    • (Coming Out Month)
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Month of the Dinosaur
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Depression Education Awareness Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • Polish American Heritage Month

November Is . . .

  • Aviation History Month
  • Good Nutrition Month
  • International Drum Month
  • Jewish Book Month
  • National American Indian Heritage Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

December Is . . .

  • Bingo’s Birthday Month
  • National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month

January Is . . .

  • National Blood Month
  • National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month

February Is . . .

  • American Heart Month
  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Humpback Whale Awareness Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • Sleep Safety Month

March Is . . .

  • American Red Cross Month
  • Deaf History Month
  • Ethics Awareness Month
  • Hemophilia Month
  • Irish-American Month
  • Music in our Schools Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Women’s History Month

April Is . . .

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • Listening Awareness Month
  • National Anxiety Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Humor Prevention Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • Prevention of Animal Cruelty
  • Stress Awareness Month