Approximately 40% of the elderly population is affected by some kind of infirmity. Disability affecting an elderly person’s capacity to move about is the most prevalent kind. Because of this annoying fact, quality time together may be challenging. Grandchildren may be rowdy; although they may want to run, many grandparents would rather walk. Even for those who have good health, aging brings with it a number of limits. However, there are plenty of exciting, rewarding, and even daring things to do with your older parents. Take a look at some of these kids- and parent-approved choices for seniors.
Take a Ghost Tour
One of the best ways to spend time with your senior mom or dad that doesn’t involve a lot of walking is to take a ghost tour. Many of these happen in wagons, tour buses, or even a slow-paced walking tours. Tours of haunted locations may be found in several U.S. cities. Some packages include rides all throughout the city.
Watch a Scary Movie with the Family
If you and your senior dad love scary movies, it’s time to have them over for a scary or spooky movie. You have so many options on what to watch. Ask your dad what his favorite spooky movie is and take turns watching your favorites. This can also be something made kid-friendly. If your senior needs help to get to your house, home care providers may be able to help with this.
Go to a Pumpkin Patch
Often there are many other things to do at a pumpkin patch. This is a chance to pick out and carve pumpkins for the spooky season and let your senior mom or dad watch your children play. Pumpkin patches may serve donuts and hot cider and have parks or toys for the kids to play on. If you need more help watching your seniors and kids, it’s okay to invite home care providers to the pumpkin patch too.
Late September and early October are the best times to get outside and pick apples. There may be places you can take your seniors that are easy to walk around. Many farms that allow apple picking also have other fun activities or things to buy. This is a chance to send the kids running through the orchards and a good time for your senior to pick up a few pies if they can no longer bake.
Decorate the House
Some seniors may skip decorating for Halloween, but that might be because they don’t have the energy to put decorations up or down. One of the best ways to spend some time together is by decorating with each other. Ask them what their vision is and help them make it a reality. You can hang spooky things and get them outside with you. This is a good way to feel the new season change and get your parents excited about their home. It’s also a chance for you to help with yard work before it becomes too cold.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Deerfield, IL, contact the caring staff at Companion Services of America today at (847) 943-3786. Our home care service area includes Northbrook, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glenview, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Des Plaines, Skokie, Lake Forest, Wilmette and the surrounding areas.
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