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Stocking stuffer ideas for Seniors

It is that time of year again, time to show your generosity to your friends and family by getting them thoughtful gifts for the holidays. And if you are still searching for those last-minute stocking stuffers for your elderly loved one, you are not alone.  As caregivers or close friends and family to the elderly, you may be scratching your head trying to figure out which stocking stuffer would be right for your elderly loved one. Gifts are meant to be a reflection of your own thoughtfulness and generosity. The...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors

The holidays are the traditional time to show your appreciation for your loved ones and community.  Shopping for fantastic holiday gifts is not always easy, however, it makes it all worthwhile to see the big smiles on their faces. Shopping for children can oftentimes be easy as they are quite upfront about what they want and those lists on the letters to Santa can make it foolproof. However, shopping for adults and especially elderly adults can be a little more challenging. What do you get for the person who has...

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Grieving a Dying Loved One During the Holidays

In many countries of the world, the winter holidays are often stated to be the most magical and wonderful time of the year. However, due to this sentiment as well as the emotional gravitas that we put upon this time of year, it can lead to mixed emotions when the holidays do not feel the way that you think they should.  the holidays are about coming together with friends and family and sharing the joy and of building those memories together. However, as the expectation is to spend time with...

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Fun and Festive Holiday Activities for Seniors

It is almost that time of year again - time for joy and celebration to re-enter our lives for the holidays and the upcoming festivals.  The winter is a magical time of year where, in Canada, the climate gets cold and a little inhospitable, but communities grow warm with good company and the love of our friends and family.  Every family celebrates the holidays in their own unique ways with their own fun traditions.  And your elderly loved one may be the matriarch or patriarch of those family traditions.  However,...

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Ways to Celebrate the Holidays Safely with your Elderly Loved Ones during COVID-19

The holiday season is full of light and love. You may decorate your homes with strings of lights, light the candles of the menorah or wait with bated breath for Santa Claus to find his way down your chimney. We connect with old friends and spend quality time with them and lean into the warm embrace of family. However, while the joys of the holidays may be affected by your local health procedure, helping keep the community safe is the best gift you can give and receive this year. Ensure...

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Thanksgiving: Holiday Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather and enjoy time together. It is also a time to give thanks for everything you and your family have been blessed with. This holiday is a favorite holiday among many due to its authentic traditions and its great food. However, this holiday can be stressful to hosts and for seniors and their caregivers. If one of your elderly loved ones is showing signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, or is beginning to lose some of their physical strength and capabilities...

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