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Any ideas for easy social calendar/scheduling

Mom is new in an assisted living facility and still active in social engagements with friends, family. We've set up a google calendar for us to track her weekly schedule and are searching options to remind her. She has difficulty in physically writing in a calendar and does not use computers. Any recommendations are appreciated.

Status: Open    Oct 20, 2014 - 07:37 AM


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Oct 27, 2014 - 09:51 AM

Using Google Calendar on your end is a great idea to keep track of your socially engaged mother! It sounds like your family has willingly taken on the “soccer mom” role in organizing her life.

I did a bit of research and found an item on Amazon that (although I have no personal experience with the product) you may want to have a look at. It’s called the Lifetime Voice Calendar Talking Organizer. It would require a family member to record your mother’s activities or, if your home is too far away, you could enlist the help of a caregiver at her assisted living facility.

The calendar’s reviews are generally good and it appears easy to use. I would guess that hearing a family member’s voice reminding her to attend a “bridge game at 4:00pm” or “chair yoga at noon” would be a pleasant reminder to mom of your love and encouragement to stay active.



Jul 26, 2015 - 07:07 PM

What about a white erase board and you can make stickers for particular activites.
Divide the white board just like a calendar and you and your Mom can put the stickers on the days and the times for the activity she would like to go to. If she can write on the erase board since it is larger that would also be an option.
If you don't want to get the dry erase board get one of the very large paper desk calendars, it is divided and there are lots of lines to write several daily activities. She can either write on it or use stickers for each activity.

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