Seniors deserve a rich and enjoyable holiday season. However, it isn’t always easy to think of ideas for things to do with seniors. This post will explore a few great ideas for holiday activities with seniors.
Holiday Activities for Senior
Have a Christmas Movie Night
Roll out a survey and ask for film suggestions. A few classics include “A Christmas Story,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” Don’t forget to prepare healthy snacks and comfortable seating.
Digital Holiday Cards
Send out ready-made digital cards or teach them how to design and create their own. This activity fosters creativity and improves well-being as senior residents do something for their loved ones.
Baking is a significant holiday tradition for many. You can plan to organize some baking activities with seniors. Consider treats like chocolate chip cookies and gingerbread men. It can be a fun activity, and everyone can enjoy the treats.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt
A holiday scavenger hunt could be a great way to get seniors engaged. Hide various holiday-themed items around the facility. Get the seniors to search and give them clues. They could even work as teams for a more enriching experience.
Decorate a Tree
A Christmas tree is another holiday tradition many will enjoy. Having one is nice, but it can be even better if you work with seniors to decorate it.
Creating a scrapbook is a fun way to exercise the cognitive ability of seniors. Ask them to gather their favorite holiday photos, which they stick on a large scrapbook or corkboard.
Holiday Game Night
You could set up a holiday game night. For example, you could play charades with holiday topics. The seniors could also just play regular board or card games. Various online games could also be fun for seniors.
Christmas Light Tour
Many places have dazzling Christmas light displays during the holidays. Some are even drivable. You could take the seniors on a tour to see some of the lights and decorations. If you can’t get them out, you can find some of the best displays posted in online videos.
Teach and Learn
Ask some residents if they want to share a skill, such as knitting or embroidery. A professional or an artist can also lead a workshop to teach their specialty. You could also have it end with seniors working on a holiday art or craft project.
Classic Christmas Songs
The holiday season isn’t complete without listening to treasured holiday songs. Find out about their favorite holiday songs and use them as the backdrop for a festive atmosphere.
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