Food, Fun and Fireworks = Fourth of July, right?
Not always. Sometimes the commotion and chaos of our summer time barbeques can be a bit much for our senior loved ones.
If your July Fourth family gathering includes a senior adult, now may be the time to plan some activities that are better suited to a slower pace for your loved one.
Here are some ideas:
Is your senior a history buff? Check out local TV listings or a DVD collection for topics that may interest your senior. For instance, the HBO miniseries John Adams chronicles the life of one of our country’s founders. Or, you can interview your senior veteran for inclusion in Veteran’s History Project.
Does your senior like to garden? Visit your local nursery and gather summer bloomers for creating a red, white, and blue centerpiece or patio container.
Is your senior a whiz in the kitchen? Check out current foodie magazines or cookbooks for a patriotic-inspired dessert for your holiday gathering. Sharing time in the kitchen is a great time to bond with your senior.
Is your senior a crafter? Visit a local craft store or senior center to find out details about crafting classes that highlight the holiday theme.
Of course, once the sun sets and the summer evening cools down it’s always great to take in patriotic music, a fireworks display, and see the sights in Houston!
Or, you may find that asking your parents about their childhood celebrations is a great experience for every generation. Younger members of your family will enjoy hearing about watermelon seed-spitting contests, dances in the town square, or an old-time parade on Main Street.
With a little bit of pre-planning and research, you can bring the joy of the holiday to your senior’s front porch!
If you have a favorite Fourth of July tradition that you think will inspire other families, please share your story!
We hope this was helpful. If you have any questions or if you know of a senior that could benefit from our vast array of home care services in Houston, please call us at 832 379-4700 or email us. We accept most long term care insurance as payment and have a full time staff supervising more than 100 quality-trained home care personnel covering the Houston, Texas area.