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Easter holiday offers chance to connect with elderly loved ones

Another holiday has arrived and for many people, holidays equal family, food and fun. This can be especially exciting for seniors who don’t have the opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with friends and loved ones. Regardless of the religious beliefs of the seniors involved, Easter is a good opportunity to welcome the spring season and engage in Easter-related activities. If you’re planning a get-together this weekend, here are a few fun activities that will surely put a smile on your senior’s face.

Prep time

If you’re hosting the shindig, invite your elderly family members or friends over to help decorate, prepare place settings for guests or put the finishing touches on food offerings or dessert. They’ll appreciate the gesture and be pleased they get to lend a hand in planning something for the family.

Get crafty

Dyeing eggs and decorating Easter baskets is a fun pastime for many families. These are great, hands-on craft projects for seniors to partake in because there are no sharp tools involved and they are simple and easy. Helping organize an Easter egg hunt for the younger family members is another way seniors can contribute to the party. It also allows them to spend quality time with grandchildren, who they might not have the chance to see often.

Go to church

Many seniors may be interested in going to a local church service. If you’re not able to attend a church service, see if there are any senior services or music at a local community senior center. A day of singing and music can make the holiday special for your elderly loved one.

Even if you aren’t able to visit your elderly loved one in person, make it a point this Easter holiday to give them a call to catch up or pop a nice card in the mail to let them know they’re in your thoughts.

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