As the weather begins to change along with the color of the leaves, your mind may be thinking about the upcoming holidays. Everyone enjoys the excitement of the holidays and all they have to offer. From autumn to the New Year, people are bustling about as they prepare for the wonder of the season. If you are living in an independent senior community, you may have wondered how you will spend the holidays. If you just started living in a senior living community, then this experience will be new to you, but it can be a memorable one filled with great times. To learn more about the benefits of the holidays at a senior living community, reach out to Clover Hill today at 201-485-4000.
1. Start Early
As with any upcoming event, it is always best to get ahead of the situation and begin your planning early. If you wait until the last minute, you won’t have time to enjoy the season adequately.
You can begin with the decorations in your living space. It doesn’t take much to add a bit of pizzazz to your senior living home. More than likely, the staff will be decorating the main living space, but you can take part in doing your rooms. Some people decorate with a fall/Thanksgiving theme and then switch to a winter/Christmas theme. If that seems like too much work for you, you could settle on just one.
Get help from others when decorating so that you are safe. You may need an extra pair of hands to help you hang something up or reach a high place. Don’t attempt to do anything that would risk you falling or getting hurt.
2. Connect with Friends
Part of what makes the holidays so special is spending quality time with friends. Whether it’s taking time to have a meal together and exchange a gift or sharing a special memory and a laugh, it’s crucial to connect with friends for the holidays. Having friends in your life will keep your mental health rich and rewarding.
You can coordinate special times to get together or do some activity together with your friends at your senior living home. The nice thing about being in a senior living home is that many of your friends will be close by at all times. It makes connecting with them an easy ordeal. You could even plan a dinner party with several of your friends with the aid of a private chef at your disposal. Then exchange a few gifts and share memories into the evening.
3. Try Something New
You may want to venture out and try something new this year for the holidays. This is an excellent way to stimulate the mind and renew your energy. It can bring more vigor to routine life. What you try isn’t as important as doing something different from your regular routine. It can break up the monotony and make life feel fresh and new again. You may get involved in taking an art class or learning a new game. Maybe you want to get out of your shell a bit more and make new friends, or you are going to celebrate differently this year.
Fun for the Holidays at Clover Hill
Discover fun for the holidays at Clover Hill, the beautiful and elegant senior living homes located in upscale New Jersey. Clover Hill is a boutique senior living community that provides the amenities of healthy, happy living for seniors. Our intimate approach allows seniors to have all the premium, personalized services they need for a fulfilled life. Some of these services include:
- Integrative assisted care
- Medication management plan
- Personal culinary services
- Individualized care plan