In our senior care community, we introduced an engaging guessing game tailored to the diverse abilities and interests of our residents. This activity was a big hit with our residents.
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In our senior care community, we introduced an engaging guessing game tailored to the diverse abilities and interests of our residents. 

In our Assisted Living Wing, sharing anecdotes about each person featured has sparked connections and laughter among residents. In Memory Care, examining photos and making age guesses has provided cognitive stimulation and social interaction.

This activity was a big hit with our residents. Consider including local celebrities for added excitement. Just remember to select living celebrities, or else the game can take a grim turn...)


Guess the Celebrity Ages

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David Attenborough

English broadcaster and naturalist noted for his innovative educational television programs, especially the nine-part Life series (2005).

A tireless explorer and world traveler, David Attenborough is also thought to have the world's most well-known voice.


Al Pacino

Known for his roles in:

  • The Godfather (1972)
  • The Godfather, Part II (1974)
  • Scarface (1983)


Christopher Lloyd

Known for his roles in:

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • Back to the Future (1980) - "Doc" Brown
  • Taxi (1978 - 1983)


Anthony Hopkins

Known for his roles in:

  • The Lion in Winter (1968)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • The Remains of the Day (1993)


Jane Fonda

Known for her roles in:

  • On Golden Pond (1981)
  • Klute (1971)
  • The China Syndrome (1979) 
  • Coming Home (1978) 
  • Cat Ballou (1965) 
  • Julia (1977) 


Dick Van Dyke

Known for his roles in:

  • The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 - 1966)
  • Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  • Dick Tracy (1990)


Clint Eastwood

Known for his roles in:

  • Rawhide (1959 - 1965)
  • A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  • A Few Dollars More (1965)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
  • Hang Em’ High (1968)
  • Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
  • Dirty Harry (1971)


Donald Sutherland

Known for his roles in:

  • The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  • Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
  • Klute (1971)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • Eye of the Needle (1981)
  • Citizen X (1995)


Julie Andrews

Known for her roles in:

  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • The Americanization of Emily (1964)
  • The Sound of Music (1965)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
  • Victor/Victoria (1982)


Debra Paget

Known for her roles in:

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Love Me Tender (1956)

The Indian Tomb (1959)


Kim Novak

Known for her roles in:

  • Picnic (1955)
  • The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
  • Pal Joey (1957)
  • Vertigo (1958)


Sophia Loren

Known for her foles in:

  • Two Women (1961)
  • Marriage Italian Style (1964)
  • Sunflower (1970)
  • Man of La Mancha (1972)
  • The Voyage (1974)
  • A Special Day (1977)
  • Prêt-à-porter (1994)


Shirley MacLaine

Known for her roles in:

  • The Trouble With Harry (1955)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
  • Some Came Running (1958)
  • The Apartment (1960)
  • Terms of Endearment (1983)
  • The Turning Point (1977)
  • Being There (1979)
  • Madame Sousatzka (1988)
  • Steel Magnolias (1989)
  • Postcards from the Edge (1990)


Robert Redford

Known for his roles in:

  • The Voice of Charlie Pont (1962)
  • Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
  • The Sting (1973)
  • The Way We Were (1973)
  • The Great Gatsby (1974)
  • All the President's Men (1976)


Tippi Hedren

Known for her roles in:

  • The Birds (1963)
  • Marnie (1964)
  • A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)


Barbara Eden

Best known for her starring role as "Jeannie" in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie (1965 - 1970).


Buzz Aldrin

American former astronaut, engineer and fighter pilot. He made three spacewalks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission. As the Lunar Module Eagle pilot on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two people to land on the Moon.


Eva Marie Saint

Known for her roles in:

  • On the Waterfront (1954)
  • North by Northwest (1959)
  • Exodus (1960)


June Lockhart

Known for her roles in:

  • Lassie (1958 - 1964)
  • Lost in Space (1965 - 1968)
  • Petticoat Junction (1968 - 1970)


Richard Chamberlain

Known for his roles in:

  • Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
  • The Thorn Birds (1983)
  • The Bourne Identity (1988)


Lee Grant

Known for her roles in:

  • Peyton Place (1965 - 1966)
  • Valley of the Dolls (1967)
  • In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  • Shampoo (1975)


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Christy 19th Sep 2023 Recreation Therapist
I love this game. I find it helpful to do this kind of guessing game in 3 stages: Slide #1 = written info, Slide #2 = photo as a clue, Slide #3 = answer.
Talita 10th Apr 2023
Updated for 2023!
Shaquira 30th Sep 2020 Activity Director
Great game, it should be made yearly.
Christy 25th Feb 2020 Memory Care Director
BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it and Thank You!!!
Stephania Bejma 21st Jan 2019
When doing this sort of an activity for people with dementia I will ask what sort of person they think the person in the picture is rather then asking them to name the person. This generates some fun comments and no answer is incorrect- it is an opinion!
Talita 27th Jan 2019
Thanks for this tip Stephania, love it!
Nicola 24th Apr 2018
Would be great to add the celebs date of birth to this activity as the age is likely to change depending on when you use it.
Talita 16th Jan 2020
This has been updated, thanks for your feedback Nicola!
Angela 15th Nov 2017 Recreation therapist
Is there any way to put these images onto a TV screen? It sounds a great game, but it would save on printing & would add variety to the day if we could mix up the way our activities are delivered.
Talita 20th Nov 2017
This is an interesting idea Angela. I will put it to our team and see if we can come up with something!
Maggie 3rd Oct 2017 Hca
Hi guys i work with middle to late stage dementia. Alot of residents are sleepy, or they find things hard to understand. Any ideas on any activities that might be worth a try. I find it frustrating when other carers just sit there. Many thanks Maggie
KATHRAIN 10th Oct 2017
Maggie, I work in memory care at my facility. The way that I do any type of trivia for the later stage is to read the question and then give them just 2 choices. Sometimes they say that they don't have any idea and I just simply ask them to just choose one answer. If someone answers wrong I don't say no that's wrong. I go to the next person and ask them. A lot of the time the next person can answer the question by process of elimination. If after two or three residents have answered if the right answer hasn't been found then I just simply tell them and praise them for trying to answer. After I tell them many of them say oh yeah that's right. We do a lot of trivia from the bible. Most late stage residents can remember things from the bible when they can't remember anything. One day we were doing bible trivia and one of my residents who doesn't talk and when she does everything is jumbled, began to answer the questions with no problem.
Lori 18th Nov 2021 Activity
My same problem
Pat 24th Sep 2017 Regional Lead Life Enrichment Director
I downloaded the game. Printed page 2-5 as the first page was instructions on print both sides and then laminated them. Went over well in both Assisted Living and Memory Care. Thank you a great game.
Tammy 11th Aug 2017 Recreation Therapy
Wonderful! Thank you for this awesome activity!
Emma 7th Aug 2017 Activity Coord
Im going to give it a go, some times i find guessing games hard but i might use an incentive to spure them along! and we have a few local celebs so ill add them in too, thank you for posting
Emma 11th Aug 2017 Activity Coord
I played this yesterday and it was a mixed response, i did replace some of the people as im in the UK and we didnt know who regis kelly was, but other than that it was a good game. I did it in a one to one setting as well, as some residents dont like joining in the group game and this worked very well.
Talita 4th Aug 2017
Love this Danica! This is a wonderful game that you have put together!
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