Wondering about how you can celebrate Easter with your loved one? Allow us at SummerHouse Vista Shores to provide you with a few ideas to make your Easter a great occasion while celebrating it with your loved one in an assisted living community.
Look at the Community Calendar
Communicate with the community’s activity coordinator to learn about the activities that are scheduled for the holidays. You can ask family members or even friends who do not reside in the community to join you for the event or lunch.
Observe a Longstanding Tradition
Perhaps you and your family decorated Easter eggs every year, baked a specific sort of cookie, or even worked at a local charity as a family. There is no reason why you cannot carry on the tradition, no matter where you are. Many institutions also provide transportation to local businesses where goods can be purchased or volunteer opportunities. Maintaining a cherished ritual might make you or a loved one feel more at ease.
Come Up with a Fresh Tradition
A change of residence might be the ideal opportunity to start a new Easter custom with family, friends, or neighbors. If nothing official is planned at your community, come up with some simple and entertaining things to do together, such as decorating Easter baskets—you can have a contest or exhibit them in a central location afterward—or coloring Easter eggs, which you can donate to a local school or community event for an Easter egg hunt. The basic goal is to come together with friends and family to share memorable experiences.
Eat Your Favorite Foods
This is a delectable way to bring Easter happiness to a senior living community! Why not share a favorite meal or food item from previous Easters with your community? You may have always purchased a unique sweet treat or your favorite vegetable casserole. To celebrate and share, ask your friends, family, and neighbors to come over. You may also share with your coworkers to help spread the holiday cheer.
Hopefully, you reside in an area of the nation where the winter months are finally coming to an end. If that is the case, and you are able, take advantage of the chance to get outside and shake off the winter blues. Enjoy the changing weather and the promise of a new season by going for a post-meal walk with a friend or a family member. If it is still too cold or you do not have access to a computer, at the very least spend a little time near a window soaking up the Vitamin D from the sun and daydreaming about the warmer days ahead.
Bring Faith into the Picture
Easter is among the most important occasions of the year for many religious people. Many assisted living communities hold Easter services or masses, making it easy for residents to keep their religious traditions alive. If your loved one is in a senior living community, do not forget to invite them to your church service!