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Donna 26th Nov 2020 Recreation Activities Officer
Hi. How do I save the whole yearly 2021 calendar in one file ? I am only able to save each month in a file.
Philip 18th Nov 2020 Student
Hi there

I am trying to complete a monthly calendar however the dropdown box is not giving me all of the days of the week? Any suggestions?


Maurice 19th Nov 2020
Hi Philip!

When you say dropdown, do you mean the "Starts on" field? If so, this is just what day the month starts, when you download the calendar it should have all days of the week.

If I'm not understanding you correctly, can you please send a copy of your downloaded calendar to [email protected] so we can take a look?

Thanks :)
Amy 11th Nov 2020 Therapy
Is there a way I can use this in Google Docs? I tried opening it in Google Docs, but the background image disappeared
Maurice 12th Nov 2020
Hi Amy!

We have tested Google Docs compatibiltiy before, and it works surprisingly well with our standard plain calendars (even icons) if you change the page orientation to Landscape after importing it. But sadly Google Docs does not support background images or transparency.

I personally use Google Drive extensively and would love that kind of integration, especially the always online/cloud features, but until they can support those feature it's not feasible.

The only workable solution is to use the plain calendar, import it into Google Docs, anbd then go to File > Page Setup, then choose Landscape, and you can set a solid background color.

Hope that helps!
Lidija 29th Oct 2020 Recreation Therapist
I am trying to make the calendar in portrait style, is there a way to do this without losing the background? Thanks
Maurice 29th Oct 2020
Hi Lidija!

The Portrait/Landscape options have been added back :)
Ash 27th Oct 2020 DT
Before you could remove the weekends from the activity calendars, is this feature not available anymore?
Maurice 27th Oct 2020
Hi Ash!

We did some updates a couple months ago where we made some updates, and removed the remove weekends options as it seems very few people were using it.

We are woking on some improvents and will look at adding this back. :)
Maurice 29th Oct 2020
Hey Ash,

Quick update - We've added back the Portrait/Landscape option and Weekends Show/Not Show :)
Kelly 24th Oct 2020 Activity Director
How can I make the calendars 11"x17"? I downloaded it as a word document but when I change the size I cant get the background to stretch to the same size.
Maurice 27th Oct 2020
Hey Kelly :)

Make sure to select the paper size "Tabloid", which is 11x17, before downloading the template. That'll stretch the background properly, and then you won't have to change it in word or fiddle with it.

Hope that helps!
Karen 24th Oct 2020 Activity Coordinator
Is there a way to print one or two weeks at a time and fill the whole page???
Maurice 27th Oct 2020
Hi Karen!

Thanks for the suggestions - we haven't added that feature yet, but we are planning on some updates :)

I think a lot of people would find weekly (and other) calendars useful.
Sam A 29th Sep 2020

I am trying this out prior to becoming member. Are the calendars compatible for Mac laptops? I downloaded the free basic template but the grids and writing are all squeezed into the left side of the screen.
Please advise

Maurice 29th Sep 2020
Hi Sam!

Yes it does :)

There are two versions, Word and PDF.

You will need Microsoft Word to use the Word verison, this is our recommendation and why we default to this option. PDFs a great because they work on most devices these days, but they are not as easy to edit, and you can't save changes from your browser. But if you have Acrobat Reader, it's another great option.

Let me know how you go, I hope that helps!
7o 27th Sep 2020 Ik7o
Is there a way I can print a or mail me a bg calendar? We usually put a big calendar in the wall for residents and family members to see.
Maurice 9th Oct 2020

Here are two options that might help

1. Print the largest format possible: The easiest option would be to print at either A3 (297 x 420 mm) or Tabloid (11 x 17 in). Use a larger font size, and that is usually a good size for most people.

2. Create a Mulit-Page Poster: Use the largest size available (A3/Tabloid), and create your Calendar. You can use either the Word or PDF option. The only extra step is if you're using Microsoft Word, you need to save it as a PDF when you're ready to print (File > Save As > PDF).

Next, open Acrobat Reader (a free PDF program most computers use). Go to File > Print, and then select "Poster". Set your "Tile %" to whatever size you want, you can make these as big as you want with any printer.

I've attached a screenshot and a Calendar example of this option for you. Here is an example of a calendar over 12 pages!
12-Page October 2020

We don't offer printing services sorry, but you can probably do what you need yourself! :)
Mimi 24th Sep 2020 Health Care Aide

Just wondering why I can't see the completed calendar of activities when saving it? I get only the template and none of the activities I've put in! Please advise.

Thank you,
Maurice 25th Sep 2020
Hi Mimi!

From what I can tell you're using the PDF version of the calendar.

When using the PDF version you need a PDF program, like Acrobat. You can't open it in Google Chrome, or any other browser, as any changes you make won't be saved.

I know it's annoying, and I wish they supported this, but right now you need to open it in a separate program to add your activities, save, and then be able to print it.

I generally recommend the Word version because most people have Word, and saving is never an issue.

I hope that helps!
Amy 15th Sep 2020 Lifestyle Assistant
My backgrounds art working in windows format and I would also like to know how I can save the changes I make onto golden Carers

Thank you

SPNH 14th Sep 2020 Lifestyle Coordinator
Hi , I love the calendar but the dates are too small for the residents to see. I usually use a size 26 font for numbers and in the top middle of the box. Any chance of increasing your font? Thanks :)
Suzanne 1st Sep 2020 Life Enrichment Director
I am trying to use the tabloid size for my calendar. When I pick a background, it doesn't show up when it opens or prints. How can I ue the backgrounds provided with tabloid size?
Maurice 1st Sep 2020
Hi Suzanne!

That is strange - I can't see any calendar downloads on your account recently, could you have used another computer or not have been logged in when trying to do this?

The backgrounds only work if you're a member, otherwise it will use a white background. Please double check and try again, then let me know! Thanks :)
Jennifer 19th Aug 2020 Activity Director
Hi, When I go in to create a new calendar, I am not getting the option for daily schedule. Please help me to figure out what I am doing wrong.

Thank you so much, Jennifer
Maurice 19th Aug 2020
Hi Jennifer!

The daily schedule has now been adding back with a few adjustments, including more options for how many rows to add. :)
Sandra 18th Aug 2020 Activity Director
can't find a blank calendar to type my monthly activities in
Maurice 19th Aug 2020
Hi Sandra!

For a blank calendar, just set the option "Events & Icons" to "Hide", and also make sure to use the "Plain" theme. That should give you an emapy white calendar to work from!
Lyn 17th Aug 2020 Lifestyle Coordinator
Hi, I have been attempting to download portrait calendar. It displays with half of the printing missing. Is there some way I can fix this? I have been using the calendars for 12 months now and find them wonderful. I have never experienced this issue before. Is anyone else experiencing any difficulties?
Maurice 17th Aug 2020
Whoops sorry Lyn, all fixed, my fault :)

Glad to hear it's been working well over the last year for you!
Lyn 18th Aug 2020 Lifestyle Coordinator
Thank you Maurice
This is exactly why I love Golden Carers.
HANH 17th Aug 2020
Hi , how can I download Portrait Calendar as usual???
Maurice 17th Aug 2020
Hi Hanh!

Portrait/Landscape mode is back, we were making some changes and this now also works with the PDF version :)
Maurice 13th Aug 2020
Hi Mary-anne, Cindy,

The "Weekends" option has been added back, it also now works with the PDF version. :)
Cyndi 12th Aug 2020 Lifestyle Coordinator
Hi there, I am trying to print calendar for September but the 5 day week Mon to Frid option does not seem to be there any more, has this changed.
Mary-Anne 12th Aug 2020 Lifestyle Coordinator
I am trying to print a 5 day calendar and hide weekends, that option does not seem to be available anymore.
Janice 28th Jul 2020 Senior Care Assistance
hi i am new to the role and would like to see what activities other home are doing as oi am bit lost
Talita 29th Jul 2020
Hi Janice,

Congratulations on your new role!

The best place to start is the video on using these calendars:

Let us know if there is something we can help you with specifically/

Thanks Janice!
Leigh-Ann 7th Jul 2020 Recreation Therapist
Hi, Love the calenders; however there is not enough space in each day box for all the programs! I got it to fit in size 10 Font but that is pretty small for seniors eyes. Would be great if you could cut off the bottom of the calender so you can expand your daily box room!
Solange 7th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist
Hi Leigh-Ann, we did the same; font 10 for the calendar but then we printed it in A3 form and placed one copy in each seniors' bedroom. This way it made it easier for them to read and inform their relatives and friends when visiting.
Maurice 7th Jul 2020
Hi Leigh-ann!

I'm curious, could you attach an example one of your calendars? And do you have any examples of previous calendars? Did they all fit in your previous template? I'd love to see an example.

Here are some ideas you can try with these templates?

1. Paper Size: One option is to select the largest paper size you're able to print. In a lot of cases, this is A3 / Tabloid. The more space on the page, the less cluttered the calendar report will be!

2. DOC Multi-Page: In a lot of cases, the Word Document version of the calendar is better for complex calendars as it gives you options to easily edit the content later.

3. Multi-Page PDF: If you're using the PDF option, make sure you click the "Multi-Page PDF" option. This will stop the system from trying to squeeze everything on to one page, and instead let it print onto multiple pages!

4. Font Size: Changing font size is an option for the Word Doc version, however, to get it working with PDFs you have to check the Multi-Page PDF described above!

5. Hide Weekends: If you don't schedule activities on weekends, you can actually hide them and just print a 5-day calendar!

6. Change Orientation: Sometimes printing in portrait mode (instead of landscape) can provide a cleaner calendar, especially when combined with Hide Weekends and Large Paper Size!

Let me know how you go :)
Leigh-Ann 8th Jul 2020
Thanks for the reply. We print it on Tabloid, so it it big paper but it is still in 10 font which makes it hard for the residents to see... is there any way of making it bigger font but still on 1 page?
Leigh-Ann 9th Jul 2020
Did you receive my attachments ?
Talita 10th Jul 2020
Thank you for sending through screenshots Leigh-ann, we will reply to you privately and post again on this thread to notify everyone when the next update is rolled our for the calendar.
Taylor 1st Jul 2020 Activity Director
I love these calendars but is there a way to add different backgrounds besides the few that are already available?
Maurice 1st Jul 2020
Hi Taylor,

We really do need to add this feature! It's been on our todo list for a while, I'll see what we can do :)

Technically this is possible to DIY with the Word Document version, however, it's a bit fiddly playing with backgrounds. I'll try to build it into this calendar system directly to make it easy!
Nichole 29th Feb 2020 Therapy Co-ordinator
Hi I love your calendars but are also very new at using them. Every month mine always seems to go to three pages. I only ever want two! I have no idea how to get rid of page 3 even when there is no text on it?? Can you please help me, it drives me crazy??? Thank you
Maurice 1st Mar 2020
Hi Nichole!

That sounds strange, can you tell me what month, paper size, and font size you've selected?

Also, do you have Microsoft Word installed, or are you using another program?

The two types of calendars available are for DOCX (Word) and PDF, have you tried them both? Any change? We provide two versions so that if you don't have one of the programs you can always use the other.

If you're still having issues please send a copy of your file to [email protected] so we can take a look!

Let me know how you go.
Alison 19th Feb 2020 Activity Coordinator
With the calendar can we have regular events on repeat or do we have to enter it each month?
Talita 20th Feb 2020
Hi Alison,

You can setup events to repeat as frequently as you need them to - daily, weekly, monthly etc. This saves you from having to re-enter them each time.

Hope this helps!
Susan 11th Feb 2020 Activity Director
Hi Carol have you tried the tool kit
There is a weekly calendar in these sample calendars maybe that will help you because you want to make a template you can use it for multiple calendars
Carol 10th Feb 2020 Activities Coordinator
Hi Team
I love using your monthly calendars but wondered if you have thought about making available a weekly calendar. Individual plans can be included on a personal calendar so they know whats coming up specifically for them as well as other group opportunities available
chers Carol
Linda 22nd Jan 2020 Activity Coordinator
Hi, the calenders won't download as 2020, just coming through as 2019.
Maurice 23rd Jan 2020
Hi Linda,

Could you please try again and make sure 2020 is selected?

If you're still having issues, please email our support with a screenshot of the issue so we can see if we can re-create it:

Rebekah 28th Dec 2019 Life Enrichment Director
I would like to use a Ledger size sheet of paper but I cant get the background to stretch that far. Any way to add that to the paper size in the options?
Maurice 29th Dec 2019
Hi Rebekah!

There is a paper size opiton for "Tabloid", which is 11 x 17 inches, which should be the same as Ledger. Let me know how you go :)
RAAFA 14th Oct 2019 Occupational Therapist
Why has the format of the printable Calendar changed?
Maurice 15th Oct 2019

What format are you not finding? To the best of my knowledge, we've always had Word Document and PDF versions, which are both still available.

The only difference in the last few years is we now have far more options, you can generate calendars with different page sizes, colourful backgrounds, and much more!

We also have calendar software which is free for Golden Carers members:

I hope that helps :)
Amy 28th Jul 2019 Administrator
I am trying to make my August calendar and for some reason its not changing the font size. Im needing a larger font and when i click on any of them...the font size stays the same small print. What am i doing wrong? I didnt have this problem last month.
Rick 17th Jul 2019 Integrator

Just started using this yesterday. I'm converting the .pdf to .jpg and using on a Senior Center TV as signage. Is there any way to format the .pdf into a 16:9 format to make it more legible? I cannot change the aspect ratio when its in slideshow mode.

Thanks, Rick
Maurice 22nd Jul 2019
Hi Rick,

That's an interesting use of the calendars!

I'm not sure I understand the issue though. Slideshow mode on a 16:9 screen should just add black bars left and right. I believe powerpoint has a 16:9 screen mode, so you could drag the JPG into that and re-export if you want an all-white display.

The issue with providing a 16:9 equivalent for each paper size is how vertically short that size is, it would almost always spill onto 2 pages or scale the font to be very small.

If you send a photo of the issue to [email protected] I can take a look!
Jonathan 9th Jul 2019 Activities Director
for some reason i can not download a calendar
Maurice 9th Jul 2019
Hey Jonathan!

Sorry about this, our fault. An update over the weekend broke the "Tabloid" paper size, but it's now working again :)
RAAFA 8th Jul 2019 Occupational Therapist
Hi... Ive just started to use the Golden Carers for our Activity Calender.
After completing it has gone onto a second page. I want the month to be on 1 page only. I also dont want the writing to be too small for the residents to read.

How do i alter this?

Please help,
Maurice 9th Jul 2019
Hi Raafa!

The easiest way is always to print on larger paper, more room gives you the ability to increase the font size and include more activities. Smaller paper means less room and smaller font sizes.

Our templates already use the minimum recommended page margins, they're quite narrow. The plain templates also give you slightly more room because the table dividers are very small.

Toolkit, our professional activity management platform, is worth looking at for a better approach to managing calendars:

Hope that helps!
Linda 10th Jul 2019 Diversional Therapy Asst
Hi Raafa,

We have the same problem, so our solution is old-school. We cut & paste, literally!
We print it on 2 pages, then cut the extra week off Pg 2 & glue it to the bottom of Pg1, then scan & print from there!
We don't want to go smaller than Font size 10, but some days we need more than 4 lines for activities, so this is what we came up with.

Linda :)
Maurice 10th Jul 2019
Hi Linda,

I would love to see a photo if you could take one! You can upload here, or send to [email protected] if that's easier. :)

Novel ways of using the calendars is great to see and can help us make improvements.
Raquel 24th Jun 2019 Activities
New in here ,i dont even know where to start ;)
Maurice 24th Jun 2019
Hi Raquel!

The best place to start is the video on using these calendars :)

Once you've tested them out, let me know if you have any specific questions, happy to help.
Solange 25th Jun 2019 Diversional Therapist
Welcome to Golden Carers Raquel! Go to 'What's New' and then 'Calendar'; click on the month that you are interested in and choose the activity that suits you best.
Adele 19th Jun 2019 Diversional Therapy
Hi there
I thought you have added more backgrounds. cant see them now :(
Maurice 24th Jun 2019
Hi Adele,

We've just added the new backgrounds which were updated on Toolkit, so you can start using them with these downloadable templates too :)
Gillian 6th Jun 2019 Activities Co-ordinator
Love that this is available to edit
Talita 10th Jun 2019
Thanks for your feedback Gillian!
Shirley 4th Jun 2019 Welfare Village Officer
I have been so thrilled to get the tips and ideas on dealing with Seniors across the board. Golden Carers has really helped me the past few months.
Thank you
Talita 10th Jun 2019
Thank you so much for your feedback Shirley, it means a lot to us!
SHARON 22nd Mar 2019 Director Of Assist Living
how do you see more of the picture fade the squares to enjoy the picture
Maurice 28th Mar 2019
Hi Sharon!

We will be updating this soon so the days are a little transparent, then you can see more of the background image :)
Susan 14th Mar 2019 Life Enrichment Director
Is there any way to do a weekly calendar?
Maurice 18th Mar 2019
Hi Susan!

We don't have a Weekly Calendar download yet for Golden Carers, but we do have a professional activity and client management system which has Daily, Weekly, and Monthly calendar downloads called Golden Care Tools:

Hope that helps :)
Maurice 28th Mar 2019
Hi Susan!

There isn't weekly option yet for the Golden Carers printable calendars, but we do provide weekly calendars if you use Toolkit:

Toolkit is a professional online system for managing clients, attendance, and activities. If you have an active Golden Carers membership there is a free plan available if all you need to manage are activites:

Hope that helps!
Val 2nd Apr 2019 Activities Organiser
Hi. I'd love to use this but wonder if there Is any way this can be linked to an existing electronic calendar, e.g. microsoft outlook? I use an calendar on Outlook specifically for my Care Home activities but this would be a real improvement.
theresa 2nd Feb 2019 caregiver
hi I love the calenders, but the last weeks does not fit in the calender seems to go onto another page.
I have try to adjust it to fit in but does not happen for some reason.
Maurice 3rd Feb 2019
Hi Theresa!

The calendar automatically breaks onto a new page if there is too much content to display it all on one. Some solutions:

1. If you delete some of the events from March 1st and 21st (which have 5 activities each!) it will then automatically collapse onto 1 page

2. If you can print on an A3 printer then you'll have much more room available and it will print on 1 page

3. You can drop the font size down to 8pt, which will then give you enough space for 1 page

4. You can remove the automatic Golden Carers events, and the blank calendar ready for your own activities will fit onto 1 page

I hope that helps! :)
Sandra 23rd Jan 2019 Lifestyle
Is it just me, trying to personalise my calendar, I am having trouble entering my activities. I'm using 10pt and still not able to fit three activities on one day.
Maurice 3rd Feb 2019
Hi Sandra!

If you print blank calendars they will always fit onto 1 page. As you start adding events, activities, and daily schedules, they will start to expand and will eventually break onto a new page.

You can prevent extra pages by either reducing font sizes, or increasing page size like A3.

Hope that helps!
Connie 1st Jan 2019 Life Enrichment Director
I am struggling with being able to personalize the space where the month and date first appear on the top of the calendar. I would like to be able to type our community name as well as the month and year. I know it can be done because I did it successfully with one of my January calendars but was unable to remember the exact steps I did in the
"compatible" mode to make it work on my second calendar, thus I had to actually cut with scissors and tape my heading on. "Please help teach this old dog a new trick" Any help would be very much appreciated.
Maurice 2nd Jan 2019
Hi Connie! Interesting suggestion, would you mind attaching a photo of your creation? I don't see why we couldn't add a feature to be able to type a custom heading in the future :)
Janet 28th Dec 2018 Activities Director
This new calendars is not working it will not let me enlarge the word so that the residents can read it or it keeps moving the cells on the calendar around I have several staff try to make this work but the font does not change like it should for each day it all stays the same tell me what I am I doing wrong running out of time to get this done
Maurice 28th Dec 2018
Hi Janet!

Have you tried some of the larger font sizes, particularly 16pt / 18pt / 20pt? The "Microsoft Word" version will give you more flexibility, as you can always change the font size after generating it.

PDFs aren't editable files so they can't be changed afterwards.

We've also recently added a "Tabloid" printing option, this is an 11" by 17" page, so if you can print at that size it gives you far more room to increase the font size and it will be easier for your residents to see the activities.

Lastly, if you don't have weekend activities, you could use the 5-Day option in Portrait mode.

If you have any other suggestions please let us know, we're always looking to improve!
Tonya 28th Dec 2018 Program Supervisor
Can we get an option for more background themes or add in clip art?
Maurice 28th Dec 2018
Hi Tonya!

We do have a custom background image feature in the works :)

Clipart can always be added using the Microsoft Word version, as this is a feature built directly into the program.

We've added a simple "Icon" feature which will automatically add nice clean icons to each Golden Carers event, however, if you want full control I'd suggest using Word to add your own.

Hope that helps!
Tzimmerman 27th Dec 2018
Hi! How many lines of activities can you get on a calendar day? I sometimes have 8 events on one day. Thanks!
Linda 28th Dec 2018 Diversional Therapy Asst
We have the same problem, needing 6 lines some days.
You can't get more than 4 lines unless you go lower in font size than 10, which is too small for our residents.
So what we do is print it on 2 pages, then cut the 2nd page out & stick it on the bottom of the first page. Kind of old school, but it works!
Maurice 28th Dec 2018
Great to hear your solution Linda! Another idea is to print on a larger paper size, like A3 or Tabloid, and then switch to Portrait mode. That will give you far more room vertically and it may just onto 1 page depending on the number of activities. :)
Gillian 14th Dec 2018 Activities Co-ordinator
Thank you so much. Such a briliant resource. I cant thank you enough
Talita 15th Dec 2018
Thanks so much Gillian! I'm so glad it is helpful for you!
Donna 21st Nov 2018 Recreation Activities Officer
Hi . I am trying to down load the calendar for January 2019 to December 2019 so we can plan our year ahead and it will only down load December 2018. When will the 2019 full year calendar be available please?
Maurice 21st Nov 2018
Hey Donna! Are you still having trouble? We've moved the full 12-month download to the top of the "Months" section, the option was a little hidden. You can download the full 2019 calendar anytime you like :)
Alison 27th Oct 2018 Diversional Therapist
I just looked at the Calendars which I had seen but didn't take the time to investigate properly, I am so impressed and will be using them from now on. Such a wonderful website for DT's, thank you so much.
Talita 29th Oct 2018
Thank you SO Much for your feedback Alison! We appreciate it so much! x
Susan 28th Sep 2018 Gerontologist
I joined the free trial for Golden Care Tools. I love the Calendar set up. You can list all activities and manoeuvre them around without having to physically type each activity in for each day. I cannot seem to find out how to do that with this calendar and I cannot justify the cost for Golden Care Tools for the calendar when I have already paid for this site. Do you have any suggestions?
Maurice 28th Sep 2018
Hi Susan!

The Calendars on Golden Carers (above) are designed in a way that people can download the templates and use them however they like. It's fully up to them to add, remove, update, and plan their calendars on a monthly basis.

The Golden Care Tools ( system is a far more sophisticated online program that is designed as a professional service. Generally, a facility or workplace will pay for Golden Care Tools directly, as it lets you add and manage clients, schedule activities, and then allows detailed reports to be created for and use for accreditation and government audits.

You can see a quick overview of the features here:

The Quickstart video is a great place to see exactly how the system works:

I hope that helps answer you question!
Kayleigh 25th Sep 2018 Coordinator for The Intermissions Program
These calendars look great. Currently it looks like they're only available in landscape style, do you think they would ever become available in portrait style?
Thank you,
Maurice 27th Sep 2018
Hey Kayleigh!

We'll take a look and see how easy this is to setup.

Do you use Portrait calendars often? Is there any particular reason you choose them over the more known Landscape version?
Kayleigh 27th Sep 2018
Hi Maurice,
It's easier for me to use portrait when I'm working on my newsletter. In publisher, you aren't able to use portrait on one page and landscape on another, they all have to be the same format.
Also, it's uploaded to a resident website, and they prefer for it to be in portrait view as well. Thanks for the response!
Maurice 18th Oct 2018
Hi Kayleigh!

Good news, we've just released two new Calendar features:

1. 7-Day Week and 5-Day Week Calendars
2. Landscape and Portrait Mode

I can recommend the 5-Day week layout in Portrait mode with a larger page size and a background image, it works really well :)

Let me know how you go!
Linda 13th Sep 2018 Diversional Therapy Asst
Finding this resource has saved my life! :)
Thank you so much.
Just a question - for days where I need more than 5 lines for activities, is there any other way I can get more room apart from reducing the font size?
Maurice 17th Sep 2018
Hi Linda!

There are a couple things you can do if reducing the font size isn't giving you enough room:

1. Let it spill over two pages: When entering information if you run out of space the word document will automatically spill onto a new page,

2. Print a larger page size; If you have an A3 Printer, or print can print on two A4 pieces of paper and stick them together, you'll have a lot more room to enter information.

I hope that helps!
Shearee 4th Sep 2018 Diversional Therapist
OMG, the new calendar is fantastic, can you download the whole 12mths at once to then edit ?? love the back rounds.
Talita 8th Sep 2018
Thanks so much for your feedback Shearee! Let me get back to you on this one!
Maurice 19th Sep 2018
Hi Shearee!

Ahh that's lovely to hear, thanks for the feedback!

We removed the yearly printing option as it didn't seem very useful when using backgrounds as they all end up being the same. However I can see how it would be useful for plain calendars.

We'll take a look and see if we can add the option :)
Maurice 21st Nov 2018
Yearly calendars have been added, you can now download entire years in one click! :)
Kelly 16th Aug 2018 RAO
Hi, do you know how to apply a fill effect in word to use as the background. Some columns will stay blank and not show the colour/image?
Maurice 16th Aug 2018
Hey Kelly!

We're launching new calendars very soon, I think they might do exactly what you're after :)
Teri Strebel 13th Jul 2018
Very interested in becoming a member but I need to make sure that your calendar will work with our current printing system. I need to be able to do the calendars as a word doc in landscape format and legal size (8.5 x 14). Is this format available in your downloadable and editable calendars?
Maurice 16th Jul 2018
Hey Teri!

The Word Documents should already be Legal paper size, which is 8.5 by 11 inches. So you're good to go :)

If anyone else reading ever needs to change to A4, A3, or another size, all you do is click the Layout tab, then the Size button, and finally select whichever paper size you need.

Hope it helps.
kathie 15th Apr 2018 Diversional Therapist
looking for a new weekly activities planner. 7 days , Monday first. Something I can down load , edit and add clip art to.
Maurice 21st Nov 2018
Hi Kathie!

We've recently completely upgraded our Activity Calendar system. You can now do everything you asked for (and much more) with a few simple clicks :)
Heidi 22nd Dec 2017 Administrator
Can clip art be added to the calendar?
Maurice 27th Dec 2017
Hi Heidi, you can add clipart if you download the Word Document version!
Talita 11th Sep 2017
The 2018 Calendar is now available!
Fiona 14th Aug 2017 Lifestyle Coordinator
Really keen to work on 2018 calendar, when will this be available to print?
Talita 14th Aug 2017
Hi Fiona, we have had a number of requests for this. We will be releasing the 2018 calendar in September and will make sure this is scheduled in earlier for 2019! I'll let you know as soon as it's out.
Pam 17th Jan 2017 Recreation
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you turned the Calendar from Portrait to can you offer an option to start the month on Sundays instead of Monday?
Talita 18th Jan 2017
Thanks for your feedback Pam! The calendar is now available starting from Sunday or Monday, just select which tab is relevant to you. Cheers!
Mary 6th Dec 2016 Trainer,Assessor Aged, Community,Disability
Thanks for the 2017 events calendar. Just in time for my new classes Nov 2016-2017. We can design our ideas around the events which covers diversity, culture, person centered focused care and individual/group event participation
love your work! Mary Ebbott. Trainer and assessor Cert 11 individual support. Cert 1V Ageing support and Leisure and Health
Talita 12th Dec 2016
Thanks so much for your feedback Mary! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!
D'Ayrne 24th Nov 2016
I am also desperate for the July-December calendar please. It is our main tool for booking in our Happy Hour entertainers. Thanks.
Co.As.It Community Services Inc. 21st Nov 2016 Aged Care and Community Services
Hello just checking if we can print the July through to Dec 2017 Calendars. Thank You :)
Vanessa 19th Sep 2016
I would like any ideas for activities in an Aged Care home for people with early dementia
Solange 19th Sep 2016 Diversional Therapist
Hi Vanessa, early dementia symptoms vary from person to person, which is why it is important to offer meaningful activities based on individual tastes as much as possible. If that is not practical you may try activities that stir the memory, improve motor skills, promote creativity, and make them feel included and needed. Most activities in Golden Carers are suitable for early dementia. You will be the judge as to whether activities need to be modified for safety and practicality. Activities such as puzzles, singing, painting, colouring, carpet bowling, cooking, collage, gardening and many others are a good starting point. Best wishes.
Talita 19th Sep 2016
Here is a category dedicated to dementia on the website:

Here is a good article to get started with:

All the best Vanessa.
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