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Tips to Help Your Senior Loved One Feel Included During the Holidays

It’s the holiday season! This is a time when families are feeling joyful and are looking forward to all the quality time and get togethers.
But don’t forget about your senior in senior care.
Many times, the holidays may cause feelings of isolation while the rest of the family is busy and celebrating. If this is the case with your senior, you can help them included and loved by taking our tips below!

Remember the Past Traditions

What better way to bond with your senior during the holidays than to remember the past with them? Get a few other family members together and sift through old family photos and home videos from holidays past. Your senior will love this, and it will help alleviate any feelings of loneliness that your senior may be feeling.

Create New Holiday Traditions

It may be time to create some new holiday traditions that better fit your senior’s lifestyle. Read on below for a couple of examples!
Take the holidays to them. If you’re worried about your senior’s ability to leave their home, or if they live in an assisted living facility, plan a small family gathering and bring the holidays to them! These get togethers can work wonders for improving your senior’s holiday mood.
Start easier activities. If your senior has difficulty completing any strenuous or physical holiday activities, it’s time to start planning some simpler traditions, such holiday crafts or baking cookies!

Virtual Holiday Inclusivity

For the senior in senior care who lives a little further away from the family, they still have many creative options to feel included in the festivities!
During the family party this year, try setting up a livestream or a video booth so your senior can sit in on the fun the whole time. This also allows party guests to chat with your senior at their leisure! Another great idea is to host a post-event party at your senior’s. Invite other family members and recreate the event’s atmosphere by sharing videos and photos from occasion.
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