Tips for Providing Safe and Enjoyable Holiday Activities for Seniors

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Discover safe and fun holiday activities for Milwaukee area seniors.

The holidays are laden with celebrations, parties, and gatherings. Nonetheless, holiday activities for seniors warrant a little further preparation. Follow these suggestions from Stowell Associates, providing senior care in Milwaukee and the surrounding area, to be able to savor fun and relaxed outings with family members of all ages this season.

Before leaving the home, consider:

  • The amount of walking involved, and if there is parking in close proximity
  • Whether the destination is flat or has hills or steps to climb
  • If there will be wheelchair access (if appropriate)
  • Whether there is cover and shade
  • Where the bathrooms are located
  • If there are seats available just in case the senior needs to rest

Be sure to prepare for a wide range of possible changes in plans:

  • Have all the prescriptions and over-the-counter meds necessary and bring an extra supply, in case the outing lasts longer or takes an unexpected turn
  • Have appropriate clothing as well as sun, snow or rain protection
  • Take along something to eat and drink with you, in case of a delay

Want some holiday outing suggestions that older adults will take pleasure in? Think about the following:

  • Take a relaxing family drive to look at holiday lights
  • If it is manageable and received warmly, invite the older person to your home to help decorate for the holidays
  • Accompany your older loved one to a holiday party for older adults at a local senior center
  • Attend local and community plays; in addition to the local theater or ballet, there are inexpensive plays and shows performed by local schools

Regardless of what activities you participate in this holiday season, take things slow and create an environment that is relaxed to make fully sure your loved one is comfortable and happy. Stowell Associates can assist by maximizing your loved one’s independence while providing high quality in-home care during the holiday season and throughout the rest of the year! Contact our dedicated Milwaukee, WI senior care team at (414) 963-2600 to learn more.

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