Hosting an Easter party is a wonderful way to help your elderly loved one celebrate the occasion and enjoy some socialization. As you plan your party, make it a special event that will be remembered by everyone. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of elderly care in Summit, has a few ideas to make this Easter memorable for your loved one.
Serve Healthy Refreshments
Easter falls during the perfect time of the year to take advantage of seasonal produce that is healthier than traditional holiday candy. For example, nut butters can be offered as a dip for an assortment of fruit slices. Carrot cake, hard-boiled eggs, and dark chocolate are also options that tap into the spring theme while still packing more nutrition than the usual fare.
Involve the Grandkids
Kids naturally love Easter, and this is a great opportunity to encourage some multigenerational bonding. Invite your guests to bring along their children, and plan entertainment everyone can enjoy. For example, children can take turns participating in a talent show, or your loved one and his or her grandchildren can enjoy a traditional egg hunt together. Just remember to add a few non-candy trinkets to the eggs such as lip balm and coins so everyone can enjoy their finds.
Plan Easter-Themed Games
Although an Easter egg hunt is always a popular choice, you may also need to have a few more games prepared to keep the party going. Easter bingo is one option that can be either religious or secular depending upon the images you choose. A jellybean flavor test, an Easter trivia game, and an egg toss are also fun game options all ages can enjoy.
Arrange for Assistance
If you plan to invite several elderly guests, then you may need to find out if there is a need for any special accommodations. For example, a guest with limited mobility may need assistance maneuvering around stairs, and you may want to hire a Summit hourly caregiver to meet your loved one’s care needs for this and other events. Having additional help available can ensure everyone has an opportunity to take part in the fun.
Whether your loved one needs assistance while attending social events or could use some help around the house, the caregivers at Home Care Assistance can help. Transportation, mobility assistance, meal prep, and social stimulation are just some of the care services we provide. We also offer specialized Parkinson’s, stroke, and Alzheimer’s care for Summit seniors. For more information on our senior care services, call one of our friendly Care Managers at 908.450.9400 to schedule your free in-home consultation.