“Since the search was for Dad, I let him have a lot of the input as to where he wanted to go. This community was nice. We liked it a lot. The community appeared clean and well maintained. The staff was nice, friendly, and professional.”
Thanksgiving Celebrations in Senior Living Back
Thanksgiving is a special time of the year to gather with loved ones and give thanks together. For residents in senior living communities and their families, this may seem challenging. At Harbison Shores, it is our goal to make our resident’s holiday special, no matter how near or far family may be to Irmo, South Carolina. Here are some ways to include your loved one in your holiday celebrations.
First, call them. A simple phone call to ask how they are feeling is the first step to including your loved one in your day. The holidays may bring about loneliness to those in senior living away from family, especially new residents. Sometimes, all they need is a phone call to know that you are thinking of them and they are a part of your day.
Next, create new traditions. When your loved one moves into Assisted Living or Memory Care, traditions often change. Create new ones such as video chatting or dropping off door decorations for them. Harbison Shores also offers many holiday activities for residents to participate in to keep their spirits up and their holiday festive!
Finally, send a care package. It is a difficult time to not be able to visit those in senior living. Sending a holiday care package with their favorite things and some pictures of the family is a great way to bring them happiness.
At Harbison Shores, it is our priority that residents feel at home, happy, and loved! Our friendly community of residents and nurturing staff make that possible, and your extra love during the holidays ensures they have a very special Thanksgiving!