Are you looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with your family but not too sure what activities will suit both the young and older members of your family? Here are some fun Thanksgiving activities for seniors that the whole family will be able to take part in.
Decorating the Home
One of the best ways to inject festive cheer into your home is to start decorating the space. Thanksgiving is an amazing time of the year with many festive decorations like candles, light displays, pumpkin, and gourd displays, wreaths, acorn garlands and so many other options. By taking the time to do this as a family, it is also a way to encourage everyone to get off their phones and get active around the house. This can boost cognitive skills and improve everyone’s overall mental health.
Creating Grateful Boards
The spirit of Thanksgiving is to be grateful and show thanks for everything that has happened in November and the previous year. One of the best ways to live up to this value is to create grateful boards with your family members. Not only will you inspire each family member to reflect, but it is also a good way to share about the highlights in your month and keep the older members of your family feel more included in the lives of other members.
Cooking with Family
A Thanksgiving meal is one of the quintessential parts of the festival. Older adults who love cooking can take part with participating in the meal prep and cooking of the meal for the whole family. Cooking is a mind-stimulating activity where the senses are activated, memories are triggered and the activity on a whole is great way for friends and family to bond.
Doing Arts and Crafts
One way that olde adults can spend time with their children or grandchildren is to take part in arts and crafts like painting turkeys. Not only can doing these add a personalized touch to the decorations that are put up, but they are also a great way to reuse materials around the home and encourage creativity.
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People have the misconception that when you enter a senior living community, you lose all semblance of freedom. However, that is not true. Not only do we have a large range of exclusive senior living programs that empower each individual to make the most of their days, but we also firmly believe that all our residents deserve to live life to its fullest. Having meaningful days and activities with your family and loved ones is an important part of a fulfilling. When you are living in our senior living community, you are free to invite or host your family and friends at any time and they are also welcome to join us for events where possible.
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