Every holiday is a great opportunity for bonding, taking photos, and recording stories from elderly family members.

We put together a list of five things you can do with seniors in order to bond and spark conversation.

Dye Easter Eggs

    • Conversation starter: What is your favorite Easter memory?
    • Conversation starter: Did you dye Easter eggs as a child?
    • Conversation starter: Did your family dress up for Easter?

Make Easter Baskets

    • Conversation starter: What special things did your parents do for you during the holidays?
    • Conversation starter: Did your Mom make Easter baskets for you as a child?
    • Conversation starter: What car did your Dad drive when you were young?

Fill Plastic Eggs with Candy

    • Conversation starter: Did you have a favorite candy as a child?
    • Conversation starter: What is your favorite meal?
    • Conversation starter: Growing up, did you have a parent or loved one that made great desserts?

Make Deviled Eggs

    • Conversation starter: Do you have a favorite dish that your mom used to make?
    • Conversation starter: What food or soda did you enjoy that they don’t make anymore?
    • Conversation starter: What was your favorite movie as a teenager?

Watch Old Family Videos

    • Conversation starter: Ask about people you don’t know or remember in the videos.
    • Conversation starter: What was your first car or job?
    • Conversation starter: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Encourage family activities that bring people together and make seniors feel included. You never know what you might learn if you take the time to listen.