seniors and christmas

Christmas is a festival of joy, gifts and sharing of love. Being the winter vacation with the availability of all the friends and family around, Christmas festival is one of the most happiest times for celebrations. Seniors enjoy these times the most since they can spend quality time with their families. This can be an extremely emotional and lonely time of year for some seniors. This might be due to a variety of factors such as the weather, health concerns, and other family members’ commitments. Irrespective of the situations, the Christmas can be made more lively and happier. This blog is going to elicit a few ways to instill the festival spirit for seniors and make them enjoy this Christmas to make this one a memorable one. Sit back, relax and have a happy read.

A happy traditional meal:

Cakes, mashed potatoes, Christmas cookies, Yorkshire pudding, and a variety of other trademark meals spring to mind when you hear the term Christmas. Food is the foundation of happiness and sharing. Similarly, no Christmas is complete without the feast. Calling people and friends from the social circle can make the dining more interesting. The seniors usually have a lot of unique ideas for making the Christmas lunch extra special.  They should be sought for assistance because the majority of them are always willing to provide whatever they can. It is critical that the seniors feel included in the celebration.

Getting the hack of Technology:

Seniors can connect with their loved ones by learning how to use devices and technology. With the aid of technology, they may stay in touch with and visit their loved ones regardless of the circumstance. Interacting with people through social media, email, texting, face time, and video conferences. They may be introduced to the virtual world through this as well.

Getting Crafty and indulgence in art:

Making a customized cake or decorating and lighting a Christmas tree are a couple of innovative ways to express yourself this holiday season. These are some of the best post-retirement hobbies for seniors and can be done not just for this Christmas.

Music Sessions:

Seniors can dance to the music and sing festival songs together. This can be one of the fun activities for seniors this Christmas.

Innovative Games for seniors:

Making plans for a game night with simple games that encourage social interaction can make seniors happy and encourage them to celebrate with a festive spirit.

Sharing & exchange of gifts:

Christmas is a time for giving. Seniors may find exchanging presents and handwritten notes of greeting to be warm and overwhelming. This will inspire them to send pleasantries or return notes and get them revved up.

Christmas is a time to show compassion and love to others. It is a time when your elderly loved ones who are still living independently can get rid of their loneliness by spending time with family and friends. Include your elderly parents in your Christmas celebrations and give them a present that shows how much you care about them to make this occasion unique for them. Make memories to cherish and celebrate being together.

Understanding the essence of festivity and importance of socialization, Athulya Assisted Living facility initiates celebrations and activities for seniors to enjoy for the Christmas. With a dedicated team for activities and engagement, seniors are involved in the celebrations of festivals. These give elders an opportunity to interact socially with other seniors in the facility.  With its assisted living facilities and unmatched care for happy and healthy aging, Athulya aims to offer a high standard of living. Athulya wishes all the readers a merry Christmas. Let this joy of festivity brighten your days and relationships and shower with the blessing of God.

Check out our video of the previous year’s Christmas celebrations:


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