Senior citizens enjoy the holidays as much as anyone else, especially the silly ones. Help your senior loved one discover their inner Irishman with these fun St. Patty’s Day activities, brought to you by Scottsdale senior care experts, Home Care Assistance.
Throw a Costume Party
Host a St. Patty’s-themed costume party for your senior loved one, friends, and family. Encourage attendees to dress up in their best green garb and have some cheap hats, beads, and other party favors to hand out. Make green tea, and serve green snacks like veggies and dip, green apples, guacamole, and green cookies.
Hold a Creative Writing Session
This is a great way to celebrate the day with seniors who enjoy being creative, journaling, or even blogging. In the morning, ask your senior loved one to write about a favorite St. Patrick’s Day memory or something unique that happened on the Irish holiday. You can do the same and after lunch or in the evening you two can take turns reading what you wrote. This is also a great activity to share with other family members.
Host a Cooking Contest
If your senior loved one still enjoys being in the kitchen, host a green-themed cooking contest. You two can faceoff to see who makes the best-looking and best-tasting key lime pie or green-sprinkled cookies, or take it a step further and cook some or all of a traditional Irish meal. Seniors who are no longer able to cook might enjoy sitting as the judge for a cooking competition between other family members.
Make a Collage
Encourage your senior to find a variety of items with the color green in it, from magazine pictures to paperclips. Assemble and glue each item on a poster board or canvas to create a St. Patrick’s Day masterpiece you can use as a decoration on St. Patrick’s Days to come.
Go for a Picnic
With spring comes sunshine and blooming flowers. If the weather permits, gather green food and drink and pack a picnic basket. Head to a local park and just enjoy the nice day together.
St. Patty’s Day is right around the corner, so don’t wait to plan a fun activity for the both of you. As an adult child, your schedule doesn’t always allow for a lot of time to spend with your senior parent. If that’s the case, find a local caregiver in Scottsdale who can offer companionship in addition to helping around the house, cooking, and providing transportation. Home Care Assistance proudly offers live-in and flexible part-time care in Scottsdale. Give us a call at (480) 448-6215 to learn more about the services available in your area.