Holidays are a magical time for many people, but they can also trigger depression in others, especially in seniors who live alone. Many feel blue because their family lives elsewhere, the loss of friends, family, or even beloved traditions; and few will seek treatment for holiday depression.
There are many ways to help the seniors in your life enjoy the holidays:
-Plan an activity. Seniors, like everyone else, look forward to special, upcoming events. Plan a day of holiday shopping, enjoy an egg nog latte at a coffeehouse, and take a drive to see the holiday lights, or listen to a holiday-themed concert. Spending time together is often a gift itself.
-Make simple gifts or write holiday cards together. It may seem like a small activity, but many seniors value the older traditions of personally writing a note in a card or crafting a gift from scratch.
-Listen. Seniors have recollections from times that are long gone, historical decades that are vastly different from today. Listen to living history; their experiences are a valuable wealth of knowledge. Plus, it gives them an opportunity to share their precious memories.
At Prestige Care, our seniors are family. We connect with each resident to ensure they are receiving the highest quality care, both physically and emotionally. Our activities schedule is rich in holiday events to keep our residents enjoying the seasonal blessings. Together, we are inventing new traditions for our community and taking the time to make their holiday bright.
Prestige Senior Living - Beaverton Hills
4525 SW 99th Ave.