Depending on whether the senior you are inviting to your home for the holidays is a relative – or if you are going into a home, such as a senior center to share Thanksgiving dinner with a group, will depend on the decorations you will use for the day. Nonetheless, decorations can be planned ahead of time – and involve the seniors, too.
Whether the decorations include centerpieces, special napkin rings, or some fabled traditional tablecloth, they will help to make the day as special for your elderly companions as they can. By having decorations, you are ensuring an area that a senior can participate if they choose to.
Another great thing would be if you had some young people come in and help the seniors in a home to make the pieces to be used. This gives them interaction with young people (which most of the elderly crave) and allows them to feel large and in charge again. It also gives the kids a look at service, which, in my estimation, is good for all youngsters to take part in from time to time! It helps them to realize that With Age Comes Respect!
Get the creative juices flowing in those seniors of yours. You will once again witness renewed excitement and interest in a holiday that may have been lonely and mundane otherwise!