With Easter just a few days away, there’s still time to pull together some last minute fun for your senior loved ones. Not only will they enjoy these activities, but it can also be fun for the entire family too!
Create Easter Cards
Not only does making your own holiday card make your Easter sentiment that much more special, but activities like this can also improve cognitive skills too. Gather the following fun supplies and get crafy!
- Colored construction paper
- Colored Pencils
- Spring-themed stickers
- Glue stick
Coordinate an Easter Egg Hunt
If your elderly loved has mobility challenges or other special needs, they can still participate in an Easter egg hunt! Be sure to hide Easter eggs in places where they can easily access them. For seniors who can’t have sugar, wear dentures or have other dental issues, it’s best to forgo the candy and fill your Easter eggs with these items instead:
- Costume jewelry
- A good fortune
- Money (coins or dollar bills)
- Lip balm
- Vouchers to claim a larger prize
Have an Egg Painting Party
With so many color options, dying Easter eggs is always fun — but take it to the next level and add some whimsical designs with paint! Watercolor or acrylic paints work best. Grab your paintbrushes and get your creativity flowing. From polka dots to stripes, there are so many fun patterns to try! Invite kids to join in the crafty festivities. Seniors who spend time with children can help them improve communication skills as well as feel inspired by their energy.
Organize an Easter-Themed Potluck
From hot cross buns to deviled eggs, and Easter-themed potluck can be a great way to get everyone involved in the holiday fun. Seniors will love making their favorite dish for everyone to enjoy. Getting your favorite senior in the kitchen can be beneficial in the following ways:
- Build confidence and self-esteem
- Make social connections
- Sense of purpose
- Increase cognitive skills
- Relieve stress and anxiety
The Arbors Assisted Living encourages residents to participate in many activities throughout the year. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your loved one lead a happy and healthy senior life!