We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, holidays are a great way to break seniors out of a funk!

Holidays often stir up memories for seniors that make them feel alone or sad. We encourage families and caregivers to take this time to build new memories with seniors and allow them to reminisce about the good ole’ days.

Halloween is right around the corner. While this isn’t a major holiday, there are so many fun activities that seniors can enjoy with grandbabies and friends.

  1. Decorate the front porch for Fall or Halloween
  2. Carve or paint pumpkins with friends or family
  3. Bake fall inspired muffins, bundt cakes, cookies, or candies
  4. Add pumpkins and fall decorations to the garden
  5. Sit on the porch and pass out candy to little ones on Halloween
  6. Watch classic thrillers like Nosferatu, Frankenstein, and more
  7. Help a grandchild decorate a costume for Halloween
  8. Help a grandchild decorate a bag or pail to collect candy
  9. Make a fun mask that can be worn on Halloween to pass out candy
  10. Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

Seniors spend more time alone than they do with others. Whether you’re a caregiver or a family member, consider planning regular activities with seniors. If you notice an elderly loved-one staying in more and being less social, it may be due to insecurity caused by the inability to keep up with hygiene. Regular family visits allow you to keep an eye on elderly family members without being intrusive.

Home care gives families peace of mind and allows seniors to thrive by providing practical and medical support for their changing needs.