As always our theme for Interrogative Physical Therapy and Wellness, LLC, is to Engage in Life and Engage in Wellness: Today I wanted to address our elderly during this Holiday time. It can be a stressful time but doesn’t need to be. Activities can be geared to assist everyone in having a good time. Read on:
With a little pre-planning and tweaking of holiday traditions, frail seniors can comfortably be included in holiday activities and special events that also engage the younger generations. Home Care can cover ongoing respite care to give a caregiver time to run errands and can engage a senior in ability-suited activities to make the holidays and every day enjoyable for all.
Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about holiday activities and special events for seniors.
Facts and Misconceptions Regarding Activities for the Elderly
The elderly often miss out on family activities, or be excluded from fun events due to misconceptions about their age and abilities. The Family Fun Shop provides tips for including the lederly in activities that suit their individual needs.
Holiday Entertaining for Those with Alzheimer’s
The holidays present special problems for seniors and elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers may want to modify activities to keep a peaceful holiday.
Free Entertainment Activities for Seniors
About.com provides ten great ideas for free activities to enjoy at any time of the year.
Preparing for an Outing with a Senior
The thought of taking an elderly person on an outing can be daunting, but with a little planning, it can be fun, and a welcome break for both the caregiver and the senior.
Intergenerational Activity Ideas for Grandparents
This blog from a grandmother has some great ideas shared by other grandmothers on activities that span the generations.
At Integrative Physical Therapy and Wellness we are currently accepting new home care patients in the Phoenix area. Our fabulous team will provide a comprehensive Physical Therapy Assessment. We come to you and your loved one. Contact me my email at Kim@integrativetherapywellness.com
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,