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Start New Thanksgiving Traditions This Year

By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on

Many families have traditions that they have done for years. Often times, these traditions focus on children’s activities. This Thanksgiving, give your senior loved one something to look forward to every year. Below are some new Thanksgiving traditions Franklin home care providers recommend for families this year.

Go Out for Thanksgiving Brunch

Instead of taking all day to prepare a big Thanksgiving feast, consider taking your senior loved one out for a lovely Thanksgiving brunch. It will be significantly less stressful and will allow everyone to enjoy spending more quality time together without having to fuss about making the food. 

Volunteer

If your senior can still get around well, then consider volunteering on Thanksgiving Day. Many Salvation Armies and other feeding programs put on big Thanksgiving meals and need all the help that they can get. Sometimes, there may even be tasks where the senior can sit down such as registering people for the meal. Focusing on the needs of others often helps seniors feel better about themselves and their own situation in life.

Do a Potluck Meal

If you want to eat Thanksgiving dinner in your senior loved one’s home, then do not expect him or her to do all the cooking. Instead, have each person volunteer to bring their favorite dish to the table. By the way, there is no requirement that your family eats turkey for Thanksgiving, so consider everyone’s favorite cuisine or perhaps make an adventurous switch to exotic meals. 

Create a Thanksgiving Tree

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what we have in life. Yet, many times we need to be reminded of this fact. Stick a tree branch in a can and hold it up with dirt. Cut some leaves out of construction paper and have each person write something that they are thankful for on the leave. Then, use string to tie them on the tree.

Consider other traditions you can start with your senior loved one when you call Home Care Assistance of Nashville at (615) 656-4999. We provide flexible live-in and part-time care Nashville families trust to help seniors age in place with dignity. Let our trusted Care Managers customize a unique care schedule for your loved one when you call today.