Looking for ways to spend quality time with your older parent or relative? Or a gesture to show you’re thinking of them when you can’t be around?
Here are a few fun and creative ways Freedom Home Care came up with to say “I love you” to that special senior in your life.
Give Them A Card
Whether it’s handmade or store-bought, a greeting card is a great way to express your sentiments for your loved one. Surprise them by sending it by mail or deliver it in person for an added touch.
If your senior loves the scent of fresh flowers, then a bouquet of lilies or roses is the perfect gift. Have them sent straight from the florist with balloons and a heartfelt message attached.
Make A Family Dinner
One of the most important things you can do for your senior is give them the gift of quality time. Holidays especially can create a sense of loneliness for elderly family members who may be receiving outpatient services or in-home care or and a home cooked meal with friends and family gathered around can create a sense of joy and belonging in your loved one.
Have a fun night out with popcorn and a movie. Find a film that your senior will enjoy watching and make a date of it!
Take A Drive
A great way to explore your surroundings is by taking a nice long scenic drive. It creates a sense of adventure, while building great memories – even if it’s close to home.
Make A Craft
One of the things seniors like to do is make keepsakes that remind them of the ones they love. Grab some paint and a few art supplies and design your own craft or start a scrapbook by adding pictures, recipes, postcards and more. It’s a fun way to spend the day creating original works of art with your senior.
Play A Game
If your loved one enjoys playing chess, checkers or Bingo, why not invite a few friends or family members over for a festive game night? Brain games help keep your senior mentally sharp, while having fun in the process.