I immediately remembered my last career as an Activity Director and the weekly (sometimes more) Bingo games which I called for various senior citizens.
For several years I worked in an Assisted Living home in Tampa FL, and provided newsletters, calendars, parties and daily activities to give added quality to the lives of 70 or so seniors. These people needed a bit of help with their care, and could do a lot of things on their own.
I kept a scrapbook of some of our outings (we had use of a van holding 10 or so people) and also of some of the visiting talents who came to entertain them.
A trip to the pier in Clearwater included lunch at one of the favorite restaurants.
I worked in two Assisted Living facilities (both privately owned, which means a business hoping to make a profit). Before that I was a counselor in several nursing homes in another city for public facilities which meant even less funding was available for activities.
My last Activities Director position was for a private/public residence for Independent Seniors. I loved that it had a microphone for calling Bingo. These were serious players, who bought their cards, and then all the money was returned to the winners of the games.
I continued to use my connections all over town with public persons who wanted to volunteer to make seniors happier. Fortunately independent seniors were able to purchase tickets for catered dinners which also covered the cost of professional entertainers. But that's another scrapbook!
There are many fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is yours is the present. Grenville Kleiser