That time of year is officially upon us, caregivers! The holidays mean traditions and some traditions may be more difficult on seniors than they once were. Don’t give up on the holiday season, though, because we’ve got your back. We have made a list of fun and easy senior-friendly holiday activities to enjoy together.
Senior Holiday Activities that are Simple and Fun
Bake sugar cookies together. This is a classic holiday treat, sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face. Click here for a great 3-step sugar cookie recipe you and your loved one can complete with ease. Let the sweet treat melt away all of your stress and enjoy the warmth of the holiday season in good company.
Pick out the ornaments together. Sure, it may be difficult for your loved one to decorate the tree, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still lend a helping hand. Allow them to pick out the color scheme, unique ornaments & reminisce on holidays past. Afterword, help them out by decorating the tree up to their specifications. A little bit of holiday cheer goes a long way!
Take your loved one for a quick walk around the mall. You just might get into the holiday spirit yourself! With all of the lights, trees & and Santa pictures, it’s hard not to smile. Go on off-hours to avoid the chaos.
Create handmade gifts. Whether it’s knitting a scarf, writing a poem or drawing a picture, explore your creative abilities with a generous heart. Your loved one may even have some hidden talent you weren’t aware of previously. Try one of these 10 Holiday Crafts for Seniors.
Cozy up by the fire and watch your favorite holiday films. Sometimes there is nothing better than staying warm and watching the classics.