Memorial Day is an occasion to honor those who have gone before us, so it is no wonder that many people prefer to celebrate it with senior family members and loved ones. There are currently approximately ten million senior veterans in the United States. Numerous senior adults have lost family members or friends who served in the military. Therefore, our senior care caregivers at Discovery Village At Westchase know better than anybody the importance that Memorial Day holds to a great number of our residents.
Well, it would then indeed be natural to ask how to commemorate this day with the elderly, many of whom are veterans. There are many wonderful ways to celebrate the day, whether you are celebrating it with the elderly in a senior living community or with your loved ones from the comfort of your own home. Here are some ideas for celebrating Memorial Day so that you may make this day of commemoration a truly memorable one. Read on to find out how you may do so!
Paying Visits to Important Monuments
Though tours of some of these sites may not be available, they may be seen simply driving past with the family. For your loved ones, it will be a welcome change of pace. A brief excursion around nearby landmarks may be planned by a senior living community for its residents. American memorial monuments may be found all around the United States, as well as in other nations.
Engaging in Arts and Crafts
Simple home objects may be used to make a variety of Memorial Day projects. Making such projects with friends or family might be a fun way for your loved ones to spend time together. The crafts can subsequently be utilized to adorn their retirement community apartment or one’s own house. Decorations such as poppy flowers and yellow ribbons can be used. Yellow ribbons are typically worn to show support for our armed forces. The poppy is a symbol of our commemoration of World War I.
Making Food and Snacks
Making some snacks for Memorial Day will be a great pastime when you make them with your family. Add some natural coloring to create pastries in the colors of the flags. All those lovely red, white, and blue pastries, fruits, and ice creams would definitely make for a memorable day indeed!
Going on a Picnic
Everybody’s mood will be lifted by a pleasant picnic. The activities and refreshments suggested before could be utilized to create a genuine experience for everyone! While going to a lovely park for a picnic may be challenging, one’s own lawn or a retirement community’s lounge may suffice.
Raising the Flag
This may very well be the most basic item on this list, but what greater way to commemorate our heroes than to salute them with our cherished flag? In addition, this is among one of the most uncomplicated things to do for individuals who are unable to leave their homes.