The holidays should be a joyous time for all. That’s part of the reason senior living communities organize so many holiday events and activities. It is a way to lift spirits and make the holidays special. Holiday activities for seniors can also create more social experiences.
However, it is also great for families to take time with seniors during the holidays. Here are some ideas to kickstart your holiday season with older loved ones.
Fun-filled Holiday Activities for Seniors To Try
Attending Christmas Concerts
A traditional holiday concert can be a great event. Seniors can enjoy familiar Christmas songs and have a good time. Choose musical shows where they can sit comfortably. Look at local listings to find shows. Most places have Christmas concerts during the holiday season.
Gift wrapping is a great way to bond with the family. It can also be an exciting way to prepare for the holidays. You can customize the wrappers, add a holiday card, and write a heartfelt message to the recipient.
Watching Holiday Movies
Go to the movies over the holidays with your older parent. Suggested movie genres include family-friendly shows, romantic comedies, and action movies. You could also stay home and look for classic holiday movies on TV or streaming services.
Prepare a Holiday Recipe
Gingerbread men, hot chocolate, and chocolate chip cookies are holiday staples. Make it more enjoyable by inviting family members and friends to help cook. You can get sugar-free options for seniors as well.
Make Memory Ornaments
Memory ornaments that represent the holiday spirit in your home are great souvenirs. Making them can be fun for seniors. It can also be a nice keepsake for them to remember the holidays.
Games are a great way to spend time with family. Board games like chess, puzzles, and card games are excellent for seniors.
Sing Holiday Songs
Sing your favorite Christmas carols with the family. Pick classic tunes like Silver Bells and other songs that your senior knows. You could also enjoy listening to them as you do other holiday activities.
Volunteer at a homeless shelter or help at a feeding program this holiday. Giving is good for the health. It makes a person happy and connected to their peers.
Take time off your schedule to savor the holidays with your older parent. Try these top holiday activities for seniors.
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