Mar 10, 2016 by Luke Ries
Although Easter may be a religious holiday, for many it is a sign of spring and bright, fun colors. The holiday typically follows the start of spring, and this year it is no different as March 27th approaches. Elder care experts say this is an excellent time to get your mom or dad up and out and active with some senior citizen activities that are fun for adults and children of all ages. This is a time to focus on rebirth of life and nature. The daffodils and tulips are sprouting and the birds are chirping as the daylight lasts just a bit longer each day.
As a family this may be the time to gather together for a potluck dinner. Encourage your parent to participate. Inviting your loved ones to come together encourages the spirit of sharing their abilities. Experts from elder care agencies suggest a potluck dinner does not have to be perfect. A casual gathering allows for all the generations to intermingle and renew life.
It may be fun to create some crafts in preparation for spring or Easter. Everyone likes to color eggs and elder care solutions experts say you can be as creative as you want or just do simple dipping. But whatever activity mom or dad chooses, it will help brighten their outlook on life and sustain their health both physically and mentally.
Many communities offer special concerts and programs during the spring season. Some may be religious in nature and others may be more spiritual or unrelated to the holiday but more about the season itself. With the warmer temperatures and the longer hours of daylight, this is an opportunity to reconnect with other people and have some fun. Elder care solutions providers say if you think about what you or your parent likes to do, you may develop your own fun ideas.