Thanksgiving and Loved Ones in Assisted Living
One of the most cherished holidays that we look forward to is Thanksgiving. These days, people are busier than ever, but Thanksgiving allows us to slow things down for a day and spend time with our family and friends. However, if you have an elderly loved one in an assisted living community, it may be challenging to find ways to keep them involved in the family tradition. Here are some tips on how to make this Thanksgiving a momentous occasion for your elderly loved one.
Hold a Thanksgiving Crafting Party
Having a Thanksgiving-themed crafting party can be an excellent way to get your elderly loved one in the mood for celebrating the holiday. Not only will including them in a holiday crafting party be good for increasing their social skills, but being creative and making crafts can have a positive impact on their cognitive skills too.
Have A Pre-Thanksgiving Lunch Date
Taking your elderly loved on out for a lunch date can only make them feel extra special. You can put a spin on Thanksgiving by ordering an open hot turkey sandwich with a side of cranberry sauce. End your special lunch date with a slice of pumpkin or apple pie!
It’s probably a good guess that your elderly loved one has some tasty holiday recipes under their belt! You can keep all their favorite recipes in one place with a recipe organizer. Pick one or two family recipes to try on Thanksgiving day!
Write Thank You Letters Together
Help your loved one come up with a list of friends or family members that they would like to show their gratitude. In the age of text messages and emails, written letters these days are not common and would surely be appreciated. Take them to a stationary store and let them choose holiday-themed notecards for them to write personalized notes.
The Arbors Assisted Living is a community that encourages elders to stay active and enjoy their senior years to the fullest! Contact us today to schedule a tour and learn more about how The Arbors Assisted Living Community can be a great place for your elderly loved one to live their best senior life!