This year for Christmas, we wanted to create a fun way for our local hospices who are very involved with many of our residents be apart of our Christmas celebrations. To make things even more fun, we decided to add a little competition to the mix. Each hospice organization chose a section of the facility and decorated a Christmas tree for our residents to enjoy. We then appointed an impartial judge to choose and announce the winner of the Christmas tree decoration event! Our
Senior citizens and the cold winter season often do not get along very well. The cold weather is very hard on our seniors as their immune systems aren’t as strong and they tend to get sick more easily than the younger population. Due to this, most prefer and are advised to stay indoors more. There’s only so much watching TV and reading books that one can do, so what are some other indoor winter activities that can keep our seniors warm and are also enjoyable and beneficial? P
Getting together with family during the holidays almost always includes some movie time. Several families enjoy the tradition of watching movies on Christmas Eve or even on Christmas Day. We all know the classics like A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life, but there are several Christmas movies that are sure to warm your heart and be a favorite for everyone from the grand kids to the grandparents. 1.A Christmas Story- Routinely played during Thanksgiving weekend
Crafting with seniors and residents can be so much fun! Here are a few fun ideas to consider for your crafts. Wooden Ornaments: These little wooden sleds can be made simply out of popsicle sticks! They can be found at any local craft store such as Hobby Lobby or Joanne’s. Glue sticks or a glue gun can be used to assemble them and painted to help them stand out on your Christmas trees. Beaded Ornaments: These pretty ornaments can be made using pipe cleaners and holiday beads.