As fall approaches, many seniors may be thinking about the upcoming holidays. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many people are making their plans. If you live in a senior living community, you may be wondering how you can have an enjoyable Thanksgiving. Some seniors may not have extended family members who live nearby. As a result, they rely on their community to make the holidays bright. No matter what the case is, you can have a wonderful time on Thanksgiving. Contact our team at 201-485-4000 to learn more about the benefits of our unique senior living community.
1. Be Thankful
Although we know that Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, it may be something people forget to do. It can be easy to get into a routine of everyday life and forget about life’s small pleasures and beauties. Take time to recognize the many things for which you have to be thankful. The act of thankfulness will increase your happiness because it boosts the positive messages in your mind. The opposite is true, too — when people think negatively, it can bring them down into a depression. So, enjoy your thanksgiving right from the start by acknowledging several things for which you are thankful. Then watch how much happier you will feel!
2. Connect with Friends
Connecting with close friends is essential for feelings of well-being and healthiness. When you connect with friends, it can enhance your mental health. Mental health is a key part of feeling happy and enjoying life. One way to do this is to spend Thanksgiving in senior living surrounded by friends.
The one nice thing about being in a senior living home is that friends surround you. If you are staying in an intimate setting, you have more of an opportunity to connect with people on a closer level. At smaller senior living facilities, you have a much greater chance of forging close friendships that will last a lifetime. Take time at Thanksgiving to enjoy your day with those who have become your new friends.
3. Eat Your Favorite Foods
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a delicious, home-cooked, nutritious meal. If you reside in a senior living community that is a home and not a large facility, you have more private culinary services options. A smaller, boutique senior living center will be able to provide that one-on-one meal service to make the holiday special. You may have opportunities to select favorite holiday choices off a menu or make a request for something unique.
As you prepare for the festive occasion of Thanksgiving, remember to eat healthily but allow yourself to splurge on a few things you may not typically eat. It’s ok to have a treat now and then, and the holiday is the ideal time to do so.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Clover Hill
Prepare to spend your Thanksgiving at the beautiful and elegant Clover Hill senior living homes. Welcome to our upscale community in New Jersey, where you will find all the amenities to make life comfortable at your fingertips.
Clover Hill is a boutique senior living community that offers a more personal approach to senior living. While we assist with everyday activities, we also ensure residents have the privacy and comfort of spacious, luxurious suites in which to reside. At Clover Hill, the amenities are top of the line, and the smaller size ensures you get premium, personalized attention. Some of the extra services we provide include:
- Integrative assisted care
- Medication management plan
- Personal culinary services
- Individualized care plan