The 4th of July (Independence Day) is a holiday that brings fun to people of ages with picnics, parades, fireworks, and other fun traditional activities. It is the perfect opportunity to find a way for your senior friend or family member to enjoy it!
If you are heading out to a picnic or parade, make sure you bring sunscreen and a comfortable chair to sit in and place it somewhere out of the sun and on steady ground. Also, be sure to stay hydrated a little increase in temperature can make a big difference.
A picnic is a perfect opportunity to catch up with family and friends, take pictures and make memories. Maybe they are meeting a new member of the family or catching up with someone they haven’t seen, getting out will make them feel connected to everyone and even more engaged in life.
Many seniors either can’t leave home, or they are more comfortable at home, but it doesn’t mean they want to be left out. You could offer to bring the party to them, keep it small by bringing a festive snack and spending quieter time with them. Bring the children over to make crafts or talk about the things they used to do to celebrate Independence Day.
However, you plan to celebrate Independence Day just keep it relaxed and focus on creating positive lasting memories with those that you love.