The Best At-Home Holiday Festivities For Elders
The Winter holidays are almost here and with it comes so many cheerful festivities!
While this past year has definitely been a roller coaster of emotions for many families around the world, the coronavirus should not be something that stops you from taking full advantage of the upcoming holiday season! And yes, while the official Winter season may not actually start until the latter half of December, as the cool Fall breezes grow colder, it just becomes so hard to resist giving into that holiday cheer and spirit!
However, it would be silly to disregard the fact that, due to the ongoing pandemic, this holiday season may definitely vary from past years. Nonetheless, with attentive senior care and consideration of safety precautions, there are still countless ways to make the most of this holiday season with your family!
This year should be all about feeling included, enjoying good company, and spending time together! But with much of society on lock down, it may be tough to figure out where to start. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite holiday activities to share with you and your loved ones for a holiday season full of love and memories!
Indoor Holiday Activities Are Key!
For seniors, it’s important to consider any physical or cognitive limitations when planning any sort of activity. At-home activities are not only a great way to limit the risk of contracting COVID-19, but allow you to pace and adjust any sort of activity to better cater to over-stimulation or fatigue that may appear in your loved ones.
Festive Arts and Crafts
Nothing beats sitting around the dining room table with family and reminiscing over old memories, while indulging in some holiday arts and crafts! This is an ideal activity for those who have access to in-person visitation privileges and provides a strong social outlet for the elderly. From wreaths to holiday ornaments, such versatility makes festive arts and crafts an absolute must this holiday season!
Holiday Baking For Those With Sweet Tooth’s!
There’s no better time to share old family recipes than the holiday season! Not only is holiday baking a great way to pass time and fill your stomachs, but it presents an opportunity for grandparents to share old stories with family! Alternatively, if you’re unable to physically cook together, you can always utilize today’s technology to cook together, virtually!
A Care At Home Services favourite, singing along to holiday classics has got to be one of the best ways to spread the holiday cheer! Assembling the family to take on some karaoke is a great way to stimulate the minds of your loved ones, with potential to act as a means of stress relief, as well as show-off some hidden talents!