The holiday known for love is just around the corner. Valentine’s Day is not just for couples; it celebrates all the people you love including family and friends. It’s such a perfect occasion to show those you consider near and dear some heartfelt love. There’s no need to spend lavishly either. Consider these tips and ideas for the one who’s stuck with you through it all or for any of the elderly people in your life.
Trees aren’t just for Christmastime. You can always bring out the Christmas tree again and decorate with red, pink and white décor or get crafty with some construction paper. If trees aren’t your thing or you’re not able to acquire one, consider a Valentine’s wreath. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from kids or grandkids. You can make a fun tradition but as always take precautions amidst Covid-19. Valentine’s trees or wreaths are a fun and festive idea and bound to bring some sparkly smiles
Show Someone You Care
Valentine’s day cards are a super simple but grand reminder to tell someone you appreciate them. You can either buy them or make cards. This is especially great if you live far away from family or friends as you can send the card through the mail. Grandkids will be so delighted to get something in the mail just for them and they can learn to send cards back. Sending Valentine’s cards will also boost moods especially during a time when we could all use some love-filled cheer.
Give the Gift of Flowers
Having flowers or plants delivered is great for those who may not be able to come out or has family in a different town. Pick out flowers or even a houseplant that you feel works best for your senior and they will definitely perk up when the delivery comes. Roses are red, violets are blue and someone loves you.
This idea is perfect for those in retirement communities or senior care centers as it involves a chance to meet and chat with your neighbors. While there are certainly Covid-19 precautions, there are ways to make the scavenger hunt safe for all. Additionally, the scavenger hunt will encourage physical activity which is always a brain booster. Scavenger hunts can still fully be participated by those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility, too. The key is to keep it simple like hiding candy hearts or even little goody bags.
This is a classic game all seniors love so why not make it a Valentine’s Bingo with some super sweet surprises. This is another great idea for retirement villages or senior centers and can easily be played with proper socially distant guidelines.
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