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December 9, 2021

Top Tips for Planning Fun Holiday Activities for Seniors

The holidays are loaded with get-togethers, parties, and celebrations. Yet for older adults, holiday outings call for a little additional planning. Follow these guidelines from the caring professionals at Help at Home Senior Care, providers of in-home respite care services in Grass Valley, CA and surrounding communities, to enjoy relaxed and fun outings with loved ones of all ages this season.

Before leaving the house to enjoy holiday activities for seniors, think about:

  • The amount of walking required and whether or not there will be parking close by
  • Whether the location is flat or has steps or hills to climb
  • Whether there will be wheelchair access (if appropriate)
  • If there is cover and shade
  • Where the bathroom facilities are
  • If there is seating available if the senior wants to rest

Be certain to prepare for a wide variety of possible plan changes:

  • Have all required medications on hand, and bring an extra supply, just in case the outing lasts longer or takes an unanticipated turn
  • Have appropriate clothes along with sun and rain protection 
  • Bring something to eat and drink with you, in case of a delay

Need some holiday outing suggestions that seniors will take pleasure in? Consider the following:

  • Enjoy a relaxing family drive to look at the area holiday lights
  • If it's possible and welcomed, invite the senior to your home to help decorate for the holidays
  • Bring the senior to a holiday party at the local senior center
  • Go to community plays; in addition to the local theater or ballet, there are affordably priced plays and shows put on by local schools

When participating in any holiday activities for seniors, take things slow, and create a relaxing environment to make sure loved ones are comfortable and content. Help at Home Senior Care’s in-home respite care in Grass Valley, CA and surrounding areas can offer support and boost a senior's independence while providing high-quality in-home care over the course of the holiday season and all through the year! Contact our dedicated senior care professionals online or at (530) 885-7444 to learn more. 

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