As the festive season arrives, it gives us a sense of warmth and cheer. It’s important that we make the experiences for our loved ones in long term care communities feel the holiday cheer as well. Here are some festive ways in which you can make the holiday season a special time for your loved one whether they are in long term care communities or staying at home with you. 

Decorate with Nostalgia

Transform your loved one’s living space into a winter wonderland with holiday decorations. Incorporate familiar and nostalgic elements like classic ornaments, tinsel, and colourful lights. To further engage your loved one, even consider crafting or personalizing decorations to help foster a sense of involvement and joy. 

Musical Celebrations

Organise musical events that feature classic carols and festive tunes. Whether it’s a live performance from local musicians, a choir singing, or even simply playing music around the house or in their space, music has the power to elevate the holiday spirit and help create lasting memories.

Holiday Movie Nights

Set up a cozy movie night showcasing holiday classics. Grab some blankets, popcorn, and hot cocoa for a warm experience that encourages your loved one to reminisce about their favourite holiday movies and share stories from Christmases past. It’s an excellent opportunity to foster a sense of community and connection in a long term care community. 

Holiday Crafts

Encourage creativity and engagement by organising holiday crafts. From creating personalized ornaments to designing holiday cards, these hands-on activities not only spark creativity but also provide tangible mementos that your loved ones can cherish themselves or share with their friends and family members.

Letters to Santa

Rekindle the childlike wonder by organising a “Letters to Santa” activity. Your loved one can choose to pen down their Christmas wishes, memories, or simply express their thoughts on the season. Writing down their thoughts and wishes for the holiday season can be a very therapeutic and reflective activity that offers relaxation and joy.

At Shaughnessy Seniors Community we ensure our residents are feeling the holiday spirit all month long. Experiencing moments of togetherness, joy, and shared experiences is the best way to form a tight knit community. 

If you’re looking for long term care communities in Port Coquitlam, Shaughnessy Seniors Community offers personalized and high-quality nursing care to support your parent or loved one. Located in Port Coquitlam, our boutique-style residence is warm, inviting, and can provide the resources required to keep your loved one comfortable and happy despite age-related health problems. If you’d like to learn more about our facilities and care plans, you can always visit our website or reach out to a member of our team and we’d be happy to help.