The younger the better!

As I stated earlier, elderly individuals love children and sometimes have no resource to being around them. Celebrating Thanksgiving with children can build a renewed spirit and give seniors a spring back to their step! It is a great way to build community involvement, too, with church groups, boy and girls scout troops, etc.

If you really want to go all out, you could choose to do a Thanksgiving community feast. With this type of activity, you could take the tradition all the way back to the time of the Pilgrims and Indians by making homemade butter, baking bread, serving corn bread and apple butter, just to mention a few ideas.

Then, invite the children to participate in the day’s activities by wearing festive costumes representing the first Thanksgiving; in Pilgrim or Native American wears. Kids love to dress up and it will give the seniors something to think about long after the holiday is finished.

In order to get as many individuals involved as possible, send out written invitations. The seniors can lend a hand with that and will get a kick out of how many more people will attend once formally invited rather than by word of mouth. The more the merrier is always alright with me! Besides, the more people that attend, the more people will be able to learn how nice it is to have the seniors invited. It will be a way for them to learn that With Age Comes Respect!

Lithograph, Home To Thanksgiving, published by...

Lithograph, Home To Thanksgiving, published by Currier and Ives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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