March is officially Women’s History Month where countries around the globe celebrate and recognize the triumphs and accomplishments of women in culture and society. For the women living in senior housing in Lincoln, NE, and all over, this month celebrates a lifetime of accomplishments.
From different industries, specializations, races, and backgrounds, these women are appreciated for their outstanding contributions to society.
This month-long celebration is also a great reminder for elderlies in senior housing facilities to reminisce the old times. It is also a fantastic opportunity to talk about strong women in their times, how they overcame obstacles, and how they have put women’s place in a male-dominated society.
Activities for Senior Residents
Trivia afternoon or night is also an excellent activity to commemorate Women’s History Month. These names listed below are the world’s most influential women and can be used to celebrate Feminism in your trivia game.
It will not only add fun and excitement to the senior housing residents but also an excellent way to exercise their brains and memory.
Maya Angelou is an American poet, award-winning author, and civil rights activist. Born on April 04, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Maya worked closely with Martin Luther King. Her award-winning memoir “I Know Why The Birds Sing” is the first non-fiction best-seller by an African American that talks about racism, rape, and literacy.
In 1955, Rosa refused to give up her bus seat to white man, sparking important conversation on race in America. Her prior arrest and action sparked a series of protests in America. She is also the first woman in American history to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.
This American female aviator is the first to travel solo across the Pacific. She is also the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to mainland U.S. Amelia has set multiple flying records and has always been a true trailblazer.
The first African American First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama made great strides in US history. She has been an advocate for education, health, nutrition, and poverty awareness.
Also known as the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher is the longest-serving British Prime Minister. As the first woman Prime Minister, she is one of the most important figures in Britain’s modern history.
Diana Spencer or Diana, Princess of Wales
Princess Diana is known for her international charitable works even after her divorce from Charles, Prince of Wales. She focused on raising awareness about people affected with mental health, HIV/AIDS, cancer, banning of land mines, and sick children.
Senior housing staff may also facilitate granddaughter’s visits to encourage these young girls to grow strong and independent. This is also an opportunity for them to bond while swapping stories of their generations and experiences.
Lastly, spark conversation with residents reminding them that even as they age, they are capable of creating an impact in their communities. After all breaking barriers know no age.
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