Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors

Posted by Enlivant support center on February 9, 2017
Valentine’s Day is a holiday that everyone, at any age, can enjoy. It’s the perfect excuse to create lasting memories with friends and family and show love to those you care about most. 

Here are a few special ways for you to celebrate the day with a senior loved one:
  1. Spend time together. Above everything else, your senior loved one doesn’t want to celebrate Valentine’s Day alone and who better to celebrate with than their own family members? Take some time out of your day, whether this means a meal together or spending the entire day together. Do something to create new memories with them while reminiscing about old ones.
  2. Get creative with decorations & card-making. Be creative. Decorate your senior’s living space with Valentine’s Day crafts, such as heart-shaped decorations or bouquets of flowers. You can spend time making home-made cards for each other or other family members, too. It’s a great way for them to channel their creative side as well as enjoy the time chatting and catching up.  
  3. Bake delicious treats. Crack open those dusty cook books or check out Pinterest to find some cookies, brownies or cakes to start baking. It is an easy, fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and make something delicious together. 
  4. Movies can be more fun together. Watching a romantic comedy when you’re alone is not always the most enjoyable or uplifting activity. But, if you spend the afternoon or evening watching a movie with your family member, it can be a great way to finish off your Valentine’s Day treats and enjoy some quality time together. Choose one of their favorites or try one of our suggestions: When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall, or Gone with the Wind.
Putting in a bit of time and effort will go a long way to bringing your senior loved one joy and showing your love for them this Valentine’s Day. Whatever activity you choose, we hope you enjoy your time together!