The holiday season is a fun time for all members of the family, even your older loved ones. Regardless of any physical or mental limitations, your older loved one may face, the holiday season is all about feeling include and spending quality time together. There are tons of ways to include your elderly family members this holiday season.
Strolling around the mall.
This is a great way to admire all the holiday decorations! Going on walks is a great low-key activity for your loved one. You do not have to worry about the weather and if they start to feel fatigued, there are plenty of places to sit and take a rest. Or, if you live in warm weather, take a stroll outside or by a park.
Go out to a feel-good holiday.
Once again, this is a great activity and you do not have t worry about the weather.
Build a gingerbread house
This is a great activity because it allows for creativity and tons of possibilities. You can even make it a contest and pair together different family members.
Have a home movie night!
Pick a classic holiday movie, grab some blankets, and make some popcorn. This is a great idea to spend time together without any stress of making plans to leave the house.
Card games or board games
These are fun for family members of every age! It also helps with exercising your elderly loved one’s cognitive function. This is a great bonding opportunity for all members of the family.
Make homemade ornaments
This is another creative activity! Decorate and hang the new ornaments each year! it also ensures that your elderly loved one will be a part of Christmas for years to come with their ornament going back up on the tree!
Drive to see Christmas lights
This is the perfect way to get them out of the house (especially if they are no longer driving), They will enjoy the colorful displays and not be bothered by the weather.
The idea behind this list of activities is to remind you and your families that the holidays are all about spending time together. The activities do not have to be exciting or extravagant, it is just important to include your elderly loved ones and let them enjoy quality time and each other’s company. This also gives you a chance to see how they are doing mentally and physically. Observing their behavior could indicate to you that more assistance might be needed. BlueStar SeniorTech offers many solutions to keep you and your loved ones Safe, Healthy, & Connected. Learn more by visiting us online or call a product specialist today at (800) 300-1724, option 1.