It’s the most wonderful time of year! The weather is cooling down, charity and kinship hang heavy in the air and there are endless holiday activities to participate in. At Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers, we bring holiday cheer to our clients every day by providing fun holiday activities for seniors with disabilities. There is also an endless amount of activities you can do right at home with seniors with disabilities that are sure to bring holiday cheer.
Holidays Activities for Seniors with Disabilities
Bake Holiday Sweets
If you’re looking for activities to do with disabled adults, look no further than in the kitchen. What are the holidays without a belly full of yums and the sweet aroma of cookies drafting through the house? An easy and fun activity for seniors with disabilities is trying out some fun, new recipes. So roll up your sleeves, break out the baking pans, stock up on some flour and get ready to indulge this holiday season.
Once you’re done baking, take a dozen or so cookies around to neighbors and friends. Studies show conversation is a simple and cost-effective way to help improve cognitive functions in seniors with disabilities.
Center Piece Crafts
When you celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or any other holiday, make sure your centerpiece shines. Fun activities for the elderly include holiday crafts. Have your senior with disabilities help create an original centerpiece for the table.
Create a Winter Garden
Amaryllis flowers are as beautiful as they are simple to plant and maintain. Another one of the best holiday activities for seniors with disabilities is to pick up a few of these kits at the store. Flowering time for these beauts takes between seven to ten weeks, so you can bring in the New Year with a winter flower garden. Plus, these flowers are a gift that keeps on giving; they can be trimmed down to their bulb to allow them to re-flower.
Hark the Wind Chimes
Hark how the sweet, sweet wind chimes ring through your home. You can easily create these musical instruments from metal pipes and ta-daaaa! You have another unique holiday activity for a senior with disabilities. The best part is there is no previous musical experience required. The whole family can join in and maybe even create a band! Music therapy has countless benefits for seniors with disabilities, including speech intelligibility, cognitive and physical skills and emotional bonding.
Attend Local Events
Bundle up your loved ones, fill the thermoses with hot cocoa and get ready to enjoy all Las Vegas has to offer this holiday season. Try some of these activities:
- Take your family to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus at Mystic Falls.
- Check out the fantastic lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
- Walk through the gardens at the Bellagio Conservatory.
- Attend Opportunity Village.
Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers celebrates the holidays with fun and exciting activities for seniors with disabilities. Learn more about our services, and come by to celebrate the holidays with our family this year. Call us today at (702) 319-4600.