Christmas Tree Competition

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 residents had so much fun watching and giving their opinions about the Christmas tree decorations! Some even joined in on the fun of decorating. They had the opportunity to go to each station of the facility and compare

Indoor Winter Activities for Seniors

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? Playing Bingo- Bingo is a great game that encourages mental stimulation and social interaction. It is a great way to make new friends. This game can be played at home with family or also in local senior centers. Assisted

Christmas Movies

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, this American classic never loses its place in any holiday movie list. Every son and daughter can relate to that one toy that they wanted for Christmas but couldn’t get, while every mom and dad can relate to the chaos

Holiday Craft Ornaments for Seniors

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. If your residents would rather make specific ones, then supply easy-to-use kits to create candy canes, hearts, or snowflakes. If your residents or seniors enjoy this beading activity, then add it to other holidays and ma

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