I want to visit my grandparents in their assisted living community for the holidays. They get lonely and always love having family visit. Do you have any good activity suggestions that can make them feel more socially connected?

Asked by: Michele Trice |Posted on: December,09 | Viewed: 693 times

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We're happy to provide suggestions to help your grandparents feel more engaged during the holiday season :) It's so nice of you to think of them and plan a family visit so that they'll feel less alone. Being close to loved ones can make a huge difference in the lives of older adults, and there are so many amazing activities you can do to get everyone in the holiday spirit! 


If your grandparents enjoy holiday decorations, you may want to bring some supplies to make their room more festive. Check out this article on holiday decorating tips for assisted living communities: https://www.seniorly.com/resources/articles/holiday-decorating-tips-for-assisted-living-communities You may even want to bring up some of these ideas to a staff member or community manager. Chances are, they'll be open to new, creative ideas that can make residents feel more at home! This article also provides some great tips for bringing the holidays to your grandparent's assisted living community: https://www.seniorly.com/resources/articles/celebrate-the-holidays-with-a-loved-one-in-assisted-living 

A holiday sing-along or movie night can be the perfect way to get the whole community involved, while allowing you to bond with your grandparents. Who knows, they could even make some new friends with your help! And you'll leave with greater peace of mind knowing they're happy and engaged in their community. 
For more information on holiday caregiving and activity ideas, peruse the Seniorly Holiday Guide for Families: https://www.seniorly.com/blog/2015/seniorly-holiday-guide-for-families Happy holidays to you and your family! 
The Seniorly Team


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