Creating a bucket list has been a popular activity for people in recent decades. A bucket list is a list of experiences a person hopes to have during their lifetime. If you have a senior loved one who wants to create a bucket list, these 5 ideas may be a great place to start.
Finally Visit a Favorite Place
Many people have a favorite destination they have always dreamed of visiting. If this is the case for your loved one, encourage them to travel as much as they can. Even if they have some physical limitations, there are many ways to help them make the journey.
Visiting a destination they have always wanted to see will be sure to bring your loved one great joy and make unforgettable memories.
Cook Their Favorite Meal
If your loved one likes to cook, encourage them to prepare their favorite meal and share it with others. Roll up your sleeves and help them in the cooking process.
Making a favorite meal for family members to enjoy will not only fill your loved one with a great sense of accomplishment; but it is also a perfect reason to gather everyone together for a visit.
Try Something New
If there is something your loved one always wanted to do, but didn’t get the opportunity earlier in life, encourage them to try and accomplish it now.
Whether it be to write a book, create an oil painting, learn to sing, or speak a new language, helping your loved one achieve such a task will fill their days with purpose and meaning.
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Connect With an Old Friend
As time passes, some seniors lose track of friends that were once very important to them. Ask your loved one if there is anyone from their past they would like to contact again. In the age of social media, it is easier than ever to locate people.
Help them do some research to see if their friend’s email, social media account, or phone number can be obtained. Catching up with an old school mate or somebody from the past can be a joyful experience.
Take a Class
Is there a class your loved one always wanted to take? Encourage them to sign up for a class or seminar at the local library or community college.
Learning is a lifelong pursuit and helps seniors find purpose and meaning in their lives. Talk to your loved one about their interests, and see if your local area offers any programs about it.
Frontier Senior Living is Here to Help
Having a bucket list helps people focus on a goal they would like to achieve. Whether it be visiting a favorite place, cooking a special meal for family and friends, trying something new, or connecting with an old friend, you will be helping your loved one accomplish something that is close to their heart.
The dedicated staff at Frontier Senior Living has helped many families find the perfect Senior Living community to meet their loved ones’ unique needs. If you would like to learn more about our services, we invite you to visit one of our beautiful properties, take a tour, and speak with our staff.