Holiday Fun for Seniors
It’s December! Time to indulge in the fun and celebration of the holidays. Even if seniors can’t be together with their families and loved ones this season, they can still get into the spirit with some simple holiday fun.
Fellowship Square offers the following tips to help seniors feel holly jolly this Christmas.
Everything looks a little brighter under the glow of Christmas lights! With that in mind, Fellowship Square encourages seniors to decorate their living spaces with their favorite holiday décor. For those that need to add to their stock of spirited goods, thrift stores, discount stores, and even dollar stores pack their shelves with great holiday décor to help seniors spruce things up on a dime! Consider hanging up handmade drawings or artwork from the grandkids and Christmas card pictures featuring family and loved ones to “merry” up the room.
Get Crafty —
It’s time to break out the crafts supplies! Whether seniors have a knitting skill or like to paint, put a seasonal spin on craft time (such as knitting stockings for the grandkids or sewing Christmas bears for children in the hospital). Or consider ordering a craft kit from a local craft/art store such as a string art kit, paint kit or a seasonal cross-stitch for a pillow or to hang on wall.
Have a Holiday Movie Marathon —
Whether watching the Hallmark Channel all day or pulling out some classic favorites, cozying up and watching holiday movies is a surefire way to get into the Christmas spirit. Don’t forget the popcorn and hot chocolate!
Bake Up Some Christmas Spirit —
Christmas cookies will get even the grinchiest Grinch in the mood for some holiday hoopla! For those that love to spend time in the kitchen, baking Christmas cookies to enjoy and share is a great way to send those winter blues packing.
Take a Bundled Up Stroll —
Grab a warm coat, a cup of coffee and the hand of a loved one and take to the sidewalks of neighborhoods that have deck their halls (and homes!) with lots of Christmas lights to enjoy. Some neighborhoods even coordinate their house lights to music, which can be accessed from a local radio station. With a little research, seniors can find a nearby neighborhood in which to stroll through to bask in the warm glow of holiday spirit.
Christmastime should be a time of joy and happiness. However tough the year has been amid challenges of COVID-19, Fellowship Square encourages seniors to look for joy in the little everyday things (a long chat with an old friend, a special sermon that really hit home, or sharing a laugh with a loved one, perhaps) that can be overlooked, but should be reexamined as the truly special parts of life.