Loving Ways Seniors can Celebrate Valentine’s Day
It’s the month of love! Although Valentine’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, February 14, there is no reason that love can’t be celebrated all month long!
Fellowship Square offers some fun, and impactful, ways that seniors can celebrate love throughout February.
Ambiance is everything! Those looking to add a little love to their usual décor can hang a festive wreath in the shape of a heart on their door or a cute wooden sign on their wall or toss some red, white, and pink throw pillows onto the bed or couch. These items are easily found at discount and even dollar stores, and can be used to liven, and “lovin’” up any room! For a simple and fresh way to add some love to one’s home, a simple bouquet of fresh flowers added to the kitchen table always does the trick… because a little self-love on Valentine’s Day is important too!
Send a Secret Admirer Gift —
Seniors can make someone’s day by tucking a sweet note in a place their loved one is sure to find it, by sending a card via snail mail, or by dropping off a bouquet of love-filled balloons. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about recognizing romantic love — it can be a day to honor special family members, grandchildren, lifelong friends, and more.
Make Some Sweet Treats —
Is there a more perfect sweet symbol of Valentine’s Day than a chocolate dipped strawberry? These treats are easy to come by this time of year, but they’re even easier to make! Simply pick up some fresh strawberries and some chocolate melts (many craft stores carry these in multiple colors) and some sugar crystals — and then dip, decorate and deliver to a loved one to brighten their Valentine’s Day.
Get Crafty —
Give a gift from the heart by using one’s own skills and talents. Take and have a special photograph framed, make a cross stitch with a “lovely” saying, or make an art piece that loved ones can hang in their homes. Handmade and heartfelt gifts are always well received and cherished.
Become a Donor —
National Donor Day also lands on Valentine’s Day and it serves as a time to “focus on all types of donation — organ, eye, tissue, blood, platelets, and marrow — by participating in blood/marrow drives or donor registration events,” according to Donate Life America. The day also serves as a time to recognize those that have given the gift of donation, have received a donation, who are awaiting a donation or, sadly, those that did not receive an organ in time to save their lives. There are many types of donation, including living donations and deceased donations. For those that choose to give a gift of donation, visit www.donatelife.net to learn more about how to register.
Fellowship Square invites seniors to celebrate love in a safe way this season. And remember, for those that are staying in and away from others, any form of contact — a call, a text, a letter, or a sweet delivery — can go a long way towards helping seniors feel connected and loved despite not be able to see their loved ones in person.