We are approaching the holiday season! The stores are hustling and bustling with shoppers. Local communities are decked out in lights and cheer. The colder days are finally upon us.
While this may be a joyous time for many, it can also be challenging for folks who have loved ones living far away. For seniors living alone, the holidays can be especially lonely. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! Check out these helpful ideas below on how you can stay connected and spend the holidays with your elderly loved ones no matter how near or far.
Celebrate through the phone
In the grand age of technology, a simple phone call can actually make for a very cheerful holiday celebration. If you’re loved one isn’t quite as savvy to do a video call or it’s not available where they are, make the most out of your phone conversations by:
Celebrate through care packages
Work with your contact at your loved one’s living community to arrange a time for you to drop off a care package for your loved one this holiday. Consider including items like:
Whether you are traveling or staying at home during the holidays this year, all families should make a plan for how they will connect with their loved ones. Whether it be scheduled video calls so residents and their families can do their traditional Christmas readings, Facebook Live raffle drawings, or even seeing their loved ones “in person” for a visit, at Notre Dame Health Care, we make it easy for families of residents to bring holiday cheer to their loved ones. Contact us today to learn more!