Professional caregivers from Dayton at-home care agencies recommend adding Thanksgiving décor to your senior loved one’s home this year. This doesn’t have to be a lengthy or expensive endeavor. In most cases, you can simply use supplies that you already have on hand. If they are able, encourage your senior loved one to get creative along with you. Either way, you will be building memories that will last a lifetime. The smile on his or her face will be worth the little time that you invested.
Thanksgiving Wall Hanging
Take wooden stretcher bars and assemble them together to make a basic frame. Cover the frame with chicken wire. Attach a chalkboard to the top part of the frame. Then, cut leaves out of paper and write a reason to be thankful on each one. Use miniature clothespins to attach them to the exposed chicken wire. Write the word “thanks” on the chalkboard.
You can decorate a simple Thanksgiving candle using scrapbook paper. Start by buying a large candle in your favorite harvest scent. Measure the candle’s circumference and cut a strip of scrapbooking paper big enough to go around the candle with just a smidge of wiggle room. Slide the scrapbooking paper around the candle. You can add miniature flowers or tiny ribbons to complete the look. You can also cut a circle out of coordinating paper and glue in the middle of the strip creating a focal point.
Buy or sew a sofa-size pillow in your senior loved one’s favorite fall color. Then, cut leaves out of felt or a similarly soft material and tack them in place on the pillow. If you desire, you can add further to the pillow’s design by sewing around the edge of each leaf using a coordinating color of thread.
Help your senior loved one enjoy this Thanksgiving by creating some festive decorations with him or her. By unlocking your loved one’s creativity, he or she can boost his or her emotional wellbeing. Call Home Care Assistance of Dayton at 937-353-7997 today to learn more about ways you can promote emotional wellbeing. Our flexible live-in, hourly and respite care in Dayton encourages seniors to enjoy activities like these to promote overall wellness. Let us customize a unique care plan for your loved one today.