Throughout Canada, Valentine’s Day is celebrated. From parties to other social events are organised in honour of the holiday. These parties can involve celebrations and couples celebrate the holiday in different ways. But if you are an aging senior, it can bring back memories that trigger sadness, if the spouse is no longer with here to help celebrate this special day with you. So, if you have an aging loved one who will be home and alone, here are some ways to help them have more fun on this special day!
1. Exchange Valentine cards with your friends, family members and grandchildren. You can make boxes decorated with hearts so that your grandchild has a box to hold the cards and treats they receive.
2. Other gifts ideas for Canadians can include flowers, chocolates, sparkling wine, or jewelry. If you enjoy eating out, invite a friend to join you or spend a day out with a friend for lunch and a movie.
3. Do some Valentine’s Baking with your grandchildren – bake heart shaped cookies, cupcakes or something else that you all enjoy. Whether you use cookie cutters to make them heart shaped, food colouring to change the baked goods red or pink for the season, or buy coloured sprinkles it’s a great way to take a the baking activity fun.
4. Make homemade cards – get crafty. This can be a fun idea for seniors and family members to do together. Like above, if seniors aren’t up to these activities, they would certainly appreciate receiving homemade items from their loved ones.
If your loved one needs help fulfilling their social needs in Mississauga ON, please call Home Instead Senior Care – we can help with transportation, nutritious cooking, and exercise to keep your loved one moving in order to stay fit and active. Call us at 905- 276-2273.
Read more at Suite101: Valentine’s Day Traditions in Canada: How Canadians Celebrate
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