Tips on Lifting Senior’s Spirits During the Holidays

Bethesda Health | December 26, 2013

The holiday season is often a festive time for many, and represents quality time spent with family and friends. It’s a time for sharing, reflection, and appreciation as people are reminded of the importance of family and friends and the true meaning of giving.

For seniors, however, holidays can take on a very different meaning. The holidays can cause depression for seniors who’ve lost loved ones or are having health or financial problems, however, there are several ways friends and family can help and assist seniors through this time of year.

Try these gestures to bring happiness and comfort to seniors during this holiday season:

Consider speaking with your loved one about moving to a senior living retirement community where feelings of depression can be reduced. A senior living retirement community offers a sense of family with great activities to help them live an independent and active lifestyle and not think about their past. Explain to your loved one that their feelings of loneliness and boredom as well as their difficulties with getting around and housekeeping chores will greatly reduce. This should provide your loved one a sense of relief and desire to meeting new people and create a new look on life, not only during the holidays, but throughout the year.

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