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Including Seniors in Holiday Activities

With a little pre-planning and tweaking of holiday traditions, frail seniors can comfortably be included in holiday activities that also engage the younger generations. Continuum can cover ongoing respite care to give a caregiver time to run errands and can engage a senior in ability-suited activities to make the holidays and every day enjoyable for all.

Contact Continuum for more information on holiday activities for seniors, respite care and customized options for varying elder care needs in the St. Louis area.

Web Resources:
Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about holiday activities for seniors.

Facts and Misconceptions Regarding Activities for the Elderly
The elderly sometimes miss out on family activities, or are excluded from fun events due to misconceptions about their age and abilities. The Family Fun Shop provides tips for including seniors in activities that suit their individual needs.

Free Entertainment Activities for Seniors
About.com provides ten great ideas for free activities to enjoy at any time of the year.

Preparing for an Outing with a Senior
The thought of taking an elderly person on an outing can be daunting, but with a little forward planning, it can be fun, and a welcome break for both the caregiver and the senior. Read more on preparing for an outing with a senior at this link to Elderly Care Tips.

Intergenerational Activity Ideas for Grandparents
Sometimes more involved and long-lasting activities can be planned and executed. This blog from a grandmother has some great ideas shared by other grandmothers on activities that span the generations.