In the U.S., we generally observe St. Patrick’s Day with some great beverages, acceptable Irish nourishment, Irish movies, tunes, and heaps of green everywhere. The team in retirement communities will plan out fun activities for you during such special occasions. This will encourage residents to make the best out of this holiday. Read on to learn more about St. Patrick’s Day activities you can enjoy in your retirement communities!
An Irish Themed Community Dinner
One way is to organize an Irish-themed community dinner. This is an engaging way to get the residents to assemble, socialize and observe St. Patrick’s Day together. No matter what you choose to serve, preparing the table with some Irish-themed plates and serving green punch is a great way to bring some cheer to the dining room. You can sprinkle some green dabs and paper shamrocks on the table for some additional Irish cheer.
St. Patrick’s Day Singing Session
A singing session is a great activity that older adults can do in their retirement communities. You can even do this with your loved ones. Simply download a few well-known Irish songs for a St. Patrick’s Day singing session with the residents. This fun activity will be helpful for the elderly, even those with Alzheimer’s.
Irish Themed Arts and Craft
Just like games, you have many unique choices for St. Patrick’s Day-themed arts and crafts. Select a piece of art that is suitable for you and your companions based on your ability levels. Choose something that is challenging but not too difficult. It is important thus to source for art projects that is basic yet pleasant. You can make pots of gold, wreaths, or cards. Gather with other residents as you create your own art pieces.
Host a St. Patrick’s Day Painting Party
Putting together a St. Patrick’s Day painting party for older adults is a great idea for them to take part in some St. Patrick’s Day fun. Don’t stress over their abilities for composition. They can paint shamrocks, rainbows, leprechauns, or pots of gold. These are basic but fun images that can stimulate their minds and creativity. Painting will help residents to make use of their gifts while improving their motor skills.
Make Green Treats
There are many delicious treats that older adults will love to make to observe St. Patrick’s Day. They can make green-colored cakes, cupcakes, and treats. Simply use some coloring, green sprinkles, chocolate gold coins, and St. Patrick’s Day-themed sweets for an exciting day of scrumptious treats.
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