Everyone wants to feel special when Valentine’s Day rolls around. Some well-placed roses or a box of fancy chocolates are enough to brighten up anyone’s day.
Although your loved ones in assisted living know that you do, in fact, love them, it may help them feel like a consistent part of your life if you take some time out of your schedule to plan some Valentine’s Day fun around their community with them. Take a look at our top five ideas for how to make a memorable assisted living Valentine’s Day.
1. Get Their Sweet Tooth Excited
Senior living comes with several dietary needs, and one of them is clearly not a large amount of chocolate. Instead of going all out and buying the largest heart-shaped chocolate box you can find, consider purchasing a kid-size amount of candy. Also, keep in mind that some chocolate companies provide sugar-free offerings.
For an extra special gift, find a gelatin mold that will suit the occasion, and make a creative sugar-free red colored Jello for your loved one.
2. Take a Quick Trip
This can be something as simple as taking your loved one out for a dinner at their favorite restaurant. If your loved one likes a good steak and potatoes dinner, buy them a new outfit and take them out for a night on the town. This gesture will really make your loved one feel like the Belle or Baron of the ball at their assisted living community.
3. Make the Environment Festive
Take some time to purchase some pink and red construction paper. Cut out an assortment of hearts and other love related shapes. Then spend the day helping them to make their apartment Cupid’s nest. The time that you put into this type of a gift is something that will stick with your loved one and let them know that you put some planning into this fun holiday.
4. Enjoy Valentine’s Day Activities
Take the Valentine’s festivities back to their roots. Go to a grocery store and pick up some fun Valentine’s Day cards, or take some time with your loved one to create your own. Then, take a walk around the community and pass out your loved one’s cards to all of their friends and local community members.
5. Consider a Colorful Gift
You can also keep Valentine’s Day a very simple, yet elegant celebration. Pick out a nice bouquet of flowers and have them sent to your loved one or hand deliver them yourself if possible. Also, balloons and a well-placed stuffed animal are always a great way to spice up a room with color on this fun day for romantics.
Holly Hall will Help Make Your Visit Special
If you are planning a visit to your loved one’s assisted living community at Holly Hall this Valentine’s Day, get in touch with us so that we may help you to maximize your time on your visit. Our Christian values combined with our love for family and community will help to make your Valentine’s plans a hit.