Many seniors still want to feel like they’re part of the celebration- even if it’s a little harder for them to get around than when they were younger. Here are some tips and things to keep in mind to make sure that you’re loved one is able to enjoy this holiday with you!
Make sure that they’re not sitting in the direct sunlight all day. Try to find a shady, cool spot for them.
Bring a chair, cushion, or wheelchair for them so that they don’t need to stand all day. Standing for long periods of time can be very tiring and might not be best for your elderly loved one.
For seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s, make sure that they are not in big groups for long periods of time to avoid making them anxious, nervous, or angry.
Make sure they stay hydrated! Bring their favorite 4th of July themed drinks and make sure they drinks lots of them.
These are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that your holiday is as fun and safe for everyone has possible. Outside of these logistical things, however, make sure to enjoy the company of your loved ones. Ask your loved one to recount a memorable story from their childhood of 4th of July. Make crafts and eat delicious food. And, of course, have fun!