Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Your Loved One in an Assisted Living Community

Posted by admin on January 16th, 2018 in Holidays | No Comments

Smiling senior couple hugging at home, holding valentine's day giftValentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s for everyone! From children to seniors, people love showing love. If you are residing in an assisted living community, there are some great options for spending the day with those you are closest to. Here are some ideas for you.

1. Decorate

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like pink and red hearts. Cut out hearts from thick paper and hang them up in hallways and on doors. Make a chain garland out of colored paper and string it in doorways. Let your imagination run wild.

2. Invite Family and Friends

The holiday isn’t just for couples. Why not invite your children and grandchildren to spend a bit of time with you? Ask staff about organizing a social for anyone who wants to participate. You can make cards, buy small gifts or spend the day playing games. The choices are endless.

3. Participate in Activities

You can give everyone a Valentine’s Day word search, play bingo, put together a puzzle or help little ones make cards for school. Spend an afternoon having fun and getting crafty. Play a board game outside on the patio, draw Valentine’s wishes on the sidewalk with chalk… most of all, have fun!

4. Make Treats

There are dozens of treats you can make for the holiday. Fruit kabobs, cookies, eggs and toast and heart-shaped sandwiches are just a few ideas. Think outside the box when it comes to your choice of beverage and create an amazing punch. A splash of cranberry juice is all you need to make it red.

5. Watch a Movie

Do you remember that romantic movie you used to swoon over? Now is the perfect time to pull it out and pop it in. With the movie apps available, you can find almost any movie you’re looking for, making that lost copy nothing to fret over. Some great movies are Love Actually, When Harry Met Sally and Casablanca. Of course, there are many more you can choose from.

6. Donate

Very few things say “love” like things you make by hand. Spend an afternoon making red and pink items that you can donate to a local shelter or hospital. Scarves, hats and blankets are all good options.

Valentine’s Day can be spent with one person or a dozen, the choice is yours. No matter what you decide to do this holiday, simply enjoy yourself. For some, Valentine’s Day can be a lonely holiday; pay attention to those in your community who may not have anyone and ask them to join in on your fun.

Valentine’s Day in your assisted living community in Grayson can be a huge hit this year if you just get a little bit creative. Use the ideas above as they are or let them get your mind thinking about all of the things you can do. If you would like more information about assisted living, reach out to our friendly team for the answers to your questions.