Holidays in assisted living communities can be festive, enjoyable, and meaningful, even if it means starting new traditions. When you find ways to convey the holiday spirit to the elderly in assisted living homes, they feel cherished and included in the celebrations. After all, the most essential thing is to spend quality time with the people you love.
Although moving to an assisted living home may entail starting new traditions, it’s crucial to spend time with individuals you care about around the holidays. Here are some terrific suggestions for making your loved ones feel included over the Christmas season.
Spreading Holiday Cheer
The Huffington Post reports that assisted living communities often offer holiday activities to residents to provide them with the opportunity to interact with their neighbors, which prevents feelings of loneliness. Think about taking your loved one to the community’s events since it probably offers some great events. Ensure that families are welcome at these events by contacting the facility. Even if you cannot attend all seasonal activities, you can choose a few that will mean a lot to your seniors and plan to attend them together.
Arrange Fun Activities
Prepare some holiday activities that will entertain the whole family if you can bring a family member home for a visit. An easy way to get the family together is through low-key activities like football or a movie. Make the visit as relaxing as possible. Your family members would probably love to just relax and enjoy the company of their family members.
You can arrange a virtual visit by video chatting if visiting the facility is not possible. They can go through your care package on camera if you send it in advance. Send them letters, photos, flowers, treats made from scratch, or any other means of letting them know how much you care.
Participate in holiday activities or events together
There are many other exciting activities you can do with your loved one during the holiday season in addition to festive events conducted by the assisted living community. Make a shopping trip to the mall with your family members so you can shop for your loved ones while admiring the holiday decor. Enjoy sipping tea, hot chocolate, hot cider, or coffee while enjoying an evening of Christmas lights with your loved one. Attend a Christmas musical or play at a nearby theatre. Take in a holiday symphony or maybe “The Nutcracker” ballet performance.
Dellwood Gardens is a senior living community that offers elders a safe, comfortable, and convenient environment. We assist our seniors in maintaining their independence while also ensuring that their health is taken care of. For elders with early and mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, we also have a Memory Care program. For more information about our retirement community, contact Dellwood Gardens today on our website or call 6514445716.