Mardi Gras should be fun for everyone, regardless of their age. Family members providing home care in Dayton, OH, should consider the following 3 safe and fun-filled activities for their aging loved ones this Mardi Gras.
1. Make Nonalcoholic Raspberry Margaritas
Your loved one can have a lot of fun preparing nonalcoholic raspberry margaritas to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Simply add 1¼ cups of frozen raspberries, 2/3rd cup of nonalcoholic margarita mix, 2 tablespoons of orange juice, 2½ tablespoons of guar, and 3/4th cup of ice in a blender. Keep blending the mixture until the margarita is ready, and add more raspberries if needed.
2. Create Mardi Gras Ruffled Lace Flower Pins
Bring the purples, greens, and golds of Mardi Gras into your senior loved one’s life by helping him or her make Mardi Gras ruffled lace flower pins. Start with a piece of white lace, about ¼ inch wide and 16 inches long. Wrap rubber bands tightly around the lace, scrunching it up as you go, and then dye the lace in your loved one’s favorite Mardi Gras color. Cut a 3-inch circle out of felt. Using hot glue, wrap and stick the circle to give it the shape of a flower and attach a pin back. The finished flower can also be attached to a headband.
3. Listen to Jazz Music
Jazz music is at the heart of Mardi Gras, so you can plan a jazz concert for you and your loved one. Download some favorite jazz tunes from players like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Charlie Parker. If your aging loved one plays an instrument, invite him or her to play you a tune.
While Mardi Gras activities can be fun, make sure they are safe for your loved one. Respite and live-in Dayton caregivers at Home Care Assistance can help keep your loved one safe as he or she enjoys crafting, cooking, or a variety of other daily activities. We provide emotional support, motivation, and assistance for seniors who want to try new activities while making sure they take their medication and stay focused on their health and wellbeing. To hire an experienced caregiver for your parent or grandparent, call us today at 937-353-1412.