In February we celebrate American Heart Month. We dedicate this time to learning about heart health and what we need to do to keep it healthy. But the 14th is the one day devoted to sharing your heart with your loved ones. Valentine’s day isn’t just for couples, it can be spent with friends and family as well. Never feel like you’re too old to show your family and friends affection on this holiday. Whether it be your spouse, child, or grandchild, spread the love this year with these Valentine’s Day activities.
Valentine’s Day can be spent doing romantic activities but it can also be spent having fun with your friends and family. There are a ton of fun games that will bring all your loved ones together this Valentine’s Day! Playing games is actually a great, healthy activity for seniors. Different kinds of games and puzzles exercise your brain, strengthen memory, and improve socialization skills. Here are some fun Valentine’s games to play this year:
- Candy Bingo- Just like real bingo but with candy hearts or chocolate kisses.
- Valentine’s Day Charades- Act out movies, love songs, or romantic gestures.
- Valentine’s Day Mad Libs- Pick out mad libs online that fit into the Valentine’s theme
There are so many fun crafts that can be made for Valentine’s Day! Start by making cards. You can even get super creative by making pop-up cards to show your family how much you really love them. Valentine’s Day house decorations are also fun to make! Fill your house with paper hearts, festive garland, and floral arrangements. Not only are crafts fun, but they are a great way to spend time with grandchildren and get creative together. Crafting is also great for seniors to exercise hand-eye coordination.
Remember that if you decide to decorate your house, always keep your medical alert device on you. Accidents can happen but your medical alert device will be able to keep you safe, healthy, and connected no matter what the situation is.
Who doesn’t love a good romantic movie? From a romantic comedy to drama, to action, movies are a great way to spend Valentine’s Day. Make some popcorn, grab some candy, and cozy up with your loved ones. Some good movies to watch are:
- The Notebook
- 50 First Dates
- Pride and Prejudice
- P.S. I Love You
Going out to dinner is one of the most popular and classic Valentine’s Day activities. Maybe this year you’ll want to try a new fancy restaurant in town, or maybe stick with one of your favorites. Either way, you can’t go wrong with dinner (and dessert of course). Sometimes restaurants change their menus on holidays and sometimes it’s just too crowded. In this case, stay home and cook a nice dinner together! Light some candles and dim the lights to get the fancy restaurant feel in the comfort of your own home.
Arrange a Gift
Valentine’s Day would not be complete without a gift for your loved one. The most classic Valentine’s Day gifts are flowers, chocolates, or a stuffed animal. For those that love to cook, you can never go wrong with baked good such as brownies, cookies, or cake. You may even want to go all out this year with some new jewelry. But if you really love your partner, you’ll want to give them the gift of safety. Get your loved one a medical alert device this year to ensure they will be safe, healthy, and connected no matter where they go.
Whether it’s a gift, dinner, or just spending time together, take the time to show your friends and family how much you love them this Valentine’s Day. BlueStar SeniorTech is here every day to show you how much we care about you and your family. If you want to get set up with a medical alert device and join the BlueStar family just visit our website or call a product specialist at, (800)-300-1724, option 1.