Question of the week is a good way for a community to connect with each other. How it works is that every day there is a new question that is posed to everyone in the community. Post the question of the day on the bulletin board. Create a submission box or a folder where residents and staff can drop their answers in. At the end of the week collect the answers and post them on the bulletin board for the following week.
What is your favorite activity?
What do you like to do for fun?
Where were you born?
If you have siblings, what is your favorite memory with them?
What is your favorite childhood memory?
When you were younger, what did you do for fun?
What world event impacted you the most?
When you were growing up, who was your greatest role model?
What was your favorite job throughout your life?
If you are/were married, how did you meet your spouse?
If you are/were married, what was your wedding like?
If you have children, how many do you have? What are they like?
What is your favorite holiday?
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
What is your favorite book?
What three words best describe you?
What is your biggest life accomplishment?
Who has made the biggest impact on your life?
Who is your favorite musician?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you visit?
If you could time travel, what year would you visit?
What is a quality you look for in a friend?
What is an object that is meaningful to you?
If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would you dine with?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite color?
What superpower would you want to have?
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 5 items would you bring?
What piece of advice would you give to a high school student?
What piece of advice would you give to a newly wed couple?
What piece of advice would you give to new parents?
Dogs or Cats? Why?
Save or Spend? Why?
Coffee or Tea? Why?
Winter or Summer? Why?
City or Countryside? Why?
This activity can be modified for quarantine. If residents are in their room, create a daily activities flyer that you give to your residents daily. On the back of this flyer, post the question of the week. Give your residents a week to submit their answers. You can also ask them the question during your normal door to door activities. Be sure to get some answers from the staff as well! After the week, post the questions on the back of one of the daily activities flyers.