Want to celebrate Easter with your loved one? You have come to the right place! Engaging in festivities with your loved ones can be extremely beneficial for both their wellbeing and yours, so always do so when you get the chance to! At SummerHouse Ashton Manor, we strive to provide our residents with engaging activities, including Easter activities for senior adults with dementia.
Your loved one might recall some of the creative projects they completed in the past and may also like doing something creative with their hands. Coloring Easter pictures with the grandkids, as well as coloring eggs and assisting in the assembly of Easter baskets with the kids, are all easy possibilities that might thrill your loved one. Choose simple crafts that do not involve overly elaborate directions for your loved one. Younger family members could even assist their grandparents with their creative projects.
Religious and Spiritual Services
On Easter Sunday and Good Friday, many elderly would like to attend services at church. Attending services in a retirement community is another choice for your loved one. If there are any musicians or singers in the family, they may get together and perform music and songs. You may even read religious poetry or the story of Easter from the Bible together. For the elderly with dementia, the social component of attending a religious service is very beneficial for their mental wellbeing.
Seasonal and Holiday Symbols
When you visit a local gardening store with your loved one, the process of selecting Easter flowers with them for their house decorations might be a joyful experience. The flower has traditionally been connected with the Easter period as a sign of life and hope. To celebrate the arrival of spring, choose seedlings or blooming plants. Light candles to symbolize fresh life and birth. Invite your family member to reminisce and discuss why Easter is such a significant occasion for them.
Hunting for Easter Eggs
If your neighborhood holds egg hunts for kids, bring your elderly family member along. They would most likely like being outside and in the company of children. Your family member can accompany little children and assist them in finding the eggs. You may even make your own indoor or outdoor egg hunt at home. Allow your loved one to assist you in hiding the eggs as you fondly remember previous holidays. Combine egg searching with a stroll across the neighborhood to admire the blooming flowers.
Participating in various forms of games is something that both the young and the mature truly enjoy. Print Easter bingo cards for your loved one to play for goodies or other prizes or acquire some Easter-themed puzzles for your loved one to put together. The elderly might be introduced to festivity-themed games on digital gadgets, computers, or gaming consoles by younger family members. Grade school and adolescent children may appreciate the opportunity to teach an elder relative how to play a game. Digital games have also been shown to increase brain activity in dementia patients.