5 Great Ways to Celebrate Independence Day with Seniors

Celebrating the 4th of July Holiday is one of the most popular activities of the entire year. For many families, it is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together.
5 Great Ways to Celebrate Independence Day with Seniors

Celebrating the 4th of July Holiday is one of the most popular activities of the entire year. For many families, it is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together.

Some seniors cannot participate in certain 4th of July activities due to health limitations, mobility issues, combat military service, or cognitive decline. However, there are still plenty of festivities that families can participate in, and have a lot of fun.  

4th of July Activities for Seniors

Let’s look at 5 great ways to celebrate Independence Day with your senior loved one.

Go to a Parade

Nothing is more American than attending a good old-fashioned 4th of July parade. Take comfortable chairs to sit in as you watch the parade. Some people also put up portable canopies on the route to block the heat of the sun.

With such popular participants as school marching bands, scout troops, and even the Shriners, a parade is a great way to take in the spirit and meaning of the 4th of July.

A Picnic

Having a picnic during the Independence Day celebrations is also a very popular way to spend time with loved ones.

Whether you have one at a park, or a comfortable table in your back yard, it is a great opportunity to enjoy good food and the company of others. Ask your senior loved one and other attendees what they would most enjoy eating at the picnic.

Visit a National Park or Historic Museum

Visiting a national park or seeking out a historical museum with a patriotic theme is a great way to celebrate the 4th of July with an older loved one. If a senior has mobility issues, chances are good that most parks and museums will have accommodations to help make their experience a positive one.

Patriotic Themed Arts & Crafts Projects

The Independence Day Holiday is a perfect time to get creative with your older loved one and family. There are many patriotic-themed arts and crafts projects that everyone will enjoy.

Websites devoted to arts and crafts can provide an endless variety of ideas for this type of special project. Completed pieces can be displayed each 4th of July holiday, or handed down to younger generations as heirlooms.

Fireworks

Attending a fireworks show during the Independence Day holiday is one of the most popular activities to do with family and friends. While many seniors enjoy these events, there are others who may not react positively to the experience.

Senior veterans who have endured combat, or those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia could be frightened by loud noises while attending a fireworks display.

It is important to be sensitive to your older loved one’s needs when it comes to having them attend a fireworks show. Seek advice from their doctor, and talk to your loved one before planning to go to this kind of activity.

Frontier Senior Living is Here to Help

The 4th of July holiday is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. Whether you attend a parade, go on a picnic, visit a park or museum, complete an arts and crafts project, or watch a fireworks show, be sure to think about the specific needs of your older loved one, and what type of activity would be best suite them.

The compassionate and experienced staff at Frontier Senior Living has helped thousands of 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 cordially invite you to visit one of our beautiful communities, take a tour and speak with our staff.

Frontier is Here to Help

The compassionate staff at Frontier Senior Living has helped many families find the perfect Senior Living community to meet their loved one’s unique needs. We are committed to keeping our residents safe by providing services to help them live lives of enjoyment, purpose and meaning.

If you would like to learn more about our offerings, we cordially invite you to visit one of our beautiful communities, take a tour and speak with our friendly staff.  

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