One of the best parts of the holiday season is decorating, which is why Hinsdale, IL, in-home care providers recommend making something with seniors this year. There are so many crafty Thanksgiving centerpieces that you can make with your loved one. Making them together encourages your loved one to be part of the festive atmosphere and you will both enjoy the bonding time. The following centerpiece ideas were carefully chosen based on ease and cost.
There are so many different miniature gourds at stores this time of year. They also happen to make the perfect tea candleholders. Start by measuring the candle and drawing that size circle on top of the gourd. Then, use a sharp knife to cut off the top of the gourd. Use a spoon to dig out the inside of the gourd just like you would a pumpkin. Then, insert your candle. If the gourd is too tall, then stick some paper in the bottom and sit your candle on top of the paper.
Pumpkin Flower Vase
Seniors and their live-in or part-time Hinsdale caregivers can easily make a pumpkin flower vase to serve as a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Start by cutting the top off the pumpkin and hollowing out the inside. Then, stick fresh flowers in the hole. The moisture from your pumpkin will keep the flowers fresh for a long time.
Miniature Pumpkin Tree
A pumpkin tree can be a wonderful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Start with a hurricane vase. Place a stick that has several strong branches inside the vase. Now, fill the vase with popcorn. Alternatively, fill it with birdseed and let the birds have their own feast when you are done. Now, take some fishing string and tie to the top of several miniature pumpkins and tie them to the branches.
Helping your senior loved one make centerpieces this Thanksgiving allows them to be creative and form lasting memories while bonding with you. Research shows that when a person is mentally active and exercise creativity, they do not experience as many health problems. Learn more about activities to do with your loved one this holiday season by calling Home Care Assistance at (847) 906-3991. We provide Alzheimer’s, dementia and Hinsdale, IL, post-stroke care seniors need to manage daily activities and enjoy a more comfortable quality of life. Call today to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.