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Thanksgiving Activities for Seniors: Celebrating with Gratitude

Thanksgiving Activities for Seniors: Celebrating with Gratitude

As the leaves transform into vibrant colors and the aroma of cinnamon and pumpkin spice fills the air, it can only mean one thing—Thanksgiving is approaching. Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, reflect on our blessings, and express our heartfelt gratitude. In today’s blog, we will share with you an array of Thanksgiving activities that your senior loved ones will enjoy.  

Gratitude Circle  

An easy activity that anyone can participate in is a gratitude circle. This is a heartfelt activity where seniors and their loved ones can sit together, perhaps with the added comfort of a lift chair, and take turns sharing what they are grateful for along with stories and memories. A gratitude circle allows younger family members to gain a better understanding of their elders’ history and wisdom.  

Fall Baking Day 

A fall baking day can be both a sensory delight and a cherished tradition for seniors. Baking not only fills the home with delicious scents but also fills hearts with a sense of accomplishment and togetherness. Include your senior loved ones by having them help choose what treats you will bake and invite them to roll up their sleeves and join in the baking process. Here are a few delicious fall treats to include on your fall baking day: 

Virtual Thanksgiving Celebration  

For seniors who may be unable to attend a family gathering in person, a virtual Thanksgiving celebration can be a thoughtful solution. Set up a comfortable spot in the living area with a computer or tablet. By hosting a virtual Thanksgiving celebration, seniors can join in the festivities and engage in conversations that bridge the gap of physical separation.  

Thanksgiving Themed Games 

Game enthusiasts, young and old, can find plenty of Thanksgiving-themed entertainment to enjoy. Whether it's board games like "Thanksgiving Bingo" or "Turkey Trivia," card games with a seasonal twist, or even digital games on a tablet or gaming console, the fun knows no age limit. For seniors who may need a little extra comfort and support during these gaming sessions, a lift chair can be transformed into the perfect gaming station. With a cozy chair that offers both relaxation and mobility, seniors can fully engage in the competitive spirit and revel in the joy of playing alongside their loved ones. 

Pumpkin Carving and Decorating  

Carving or decorating pumpkins is an iconic fall activity that brings out the artist in everyone. Gather the family for a pumpkin carving session and encourage seniors to express their creativity. Those who might find it challenging to carve can engage in pumpkin decorating using paint, markers, or adhesive decorations.  

Fall Movie Marathon  

When the autumn chill sets in, there's nothing quite like a cozy movie marathon to bring warmth and entertainment to Thanksgiving celebrations. Create a movie-watching haven in the living room, complete with blankets and, of course, the ultimate comfort of a lift chair. Seniors can sink into their lift chairs, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a day of cinematic delight. It's a simple yet heartwarming way to bond with loved ones and make Thanksgiving memories that will last a lifetime. Not sure what movies to watch during your fall movie marathon? Check out these 39 best Thanksgiving movies you can stream this year! 

Incorporating the comfort of a lift chair into these Thanksgiving activities can enhance seniors' enjoyment and participation. Whether it's offering a comfortable seat for storytelling, providing support during pumpkin decorating, or becoming the coziest spot for a movie marathon, lift chairs truly elevate the Thanksgiving experience. This Thanksgiving, let's embrace the spirit of gratitude, inclusivity, and togetherness, making sure that every generation can partake in the joy of the holiday season. 

If you have any questions about our available lift chairs, please contact our team, we are here to help you find the perfect lift chair for you or your loved one!  


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