Labor Day is right around the corner, and I think we’re all excited to take advantage of this long weekend and celebrate our hard work! There are so many fun ways to enjoy the holiday with your loved ones, indoors or outdoors. Here are some Labor Day activity ideas seniors with assistance needs from Marshall Pines, a top assisted living community in Evans, GA:
Crafts are a great way to stimulate the brain and encourage your loved one to express their creativity. There are endless crafts that you can help your loved one create that incorporate red, white and blue to celebrate the holiday. Here are some simple yet exciting craft ideas:
If it’s too hot to enjoy being outside, or your loved one is unable to move around a lot, then a scenic drive might be the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors without the hassle or discomfort. Going for a scenic drive allows your loved one to enjoy the beautiful views from the comfort of the car. Plus, a new change of scenery is always refreshing!
Is it really Labor Day if you don’t host or attend a barbeque? Nothing brings people together like food does, so having a barbeque with all of your favorite foods, whether you cook them yourself or have it catered, is a great way to spend quality time with your family. Be sure to include your loved one's favorite foods, and some healthy sides like fruits and veggies! Here are some ideas of foods you could include:
Bringing out old family photos is a fun way to reminisce on the past. If your loved one struggles with memory loss, this is a great way to spark old memories and start conversations. They may even tell you something you never knew!
Making treats is always a good idea! There are so many patriotic treats to make using red, white and blue to celebrate the holiday. Be sure to have your loved one assist you in any way they can, because it can serve to be extremely rewarding for them and promote brain and physical health! Make your loved one’s favorite treat or consider these options:
Many towns host their own labor day parades where community members dress in patriotic colors, wave flags, pom-poms and more to show their appreciation. Attending parades is a great activity for seniors that allows them to get outside and enjoy the weather without having to overexert themselves. Bring some chairs and enjoy the show! If it’s too hot or there is not a parade near you, consider watching one on TV, or looking one up on the internet from the past for your loved one to enjoy from the comfort of their home.
These activity ideas are fun, safe ways to enjoy the Labor Day holiday with your loved one, and spend quality time with them. Instead of picking one, why not choose multiple! Marshall Pines, a top nursing home in Georgia, wishes you a happy and healthy Labor Day!
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