Easter is a colorful and fun holiday, filled with lots of activities to try. Whether your family participates in the religious aspects or not, the holiday is the perfect opportunity to get together and spend the day with your loved ones. If you have an aging parent, you may need to come up with senior-friendly activities that they can enjoy with the rest of the family. Here are five ideas on how to have a meaningful Easter with your aging parent.
Decorate the House
There are many different Easter-themed decorations that you can make together with your aging parent. You can easily find out on the internet how to dye eggs for an Easter egg hunt or display them around the house. Garlands are another easy do-it-yourself activity. You can hang them at the top of the windows to make your home look more festive. If your aging parent has limited mobility, printing 3D Easter egg ornaments is a great alternative. These printed templates just need to be folded to create fun ornaments with your loved ones.
Make Easter Baskets and Give Them As Gifts
Why buy Easter baskets from the store when you can make your own? Buy a basket or container and choose your favorite candy to fill it with. Your aging parent can make paper grass by simply cutting strips of green paper or buying bunny ornaments to decorate the basket with. The best part about this activity is that you can give these Easter baskets to your friends and family!
Make Handmade Easter Cards
Another simple activity you can do with your aging parents is to make Easter cards. Grab construction paper, stamps, stickers, markers, and tape and let your creativity run wild. When you are done, you can send them to friends and family to wish them a Happy Easter. If it’s too much of a hassle to make the cards from scratch, you can also print out free card templates for your aging parent and let them write their message instead.
Have a Family Feast
When you gather the family for an Easter feast, you can surround your aging parent with warmth and love this holiday. Cook a special dinner or bake treats together and spend quality time with each other.
Show Care and Concern
If your aging parent lives alone, this holiday is a good time to visit and show that you care. It’s also an opportunity to check on your parent’s physical and mental well-being. You can help them around the house by taking over chores they can no longer do themselves, or take them out for some fresh air.
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