Senior citizens deserve recognition for their dedication to life and contributions to society. Seniors around the world including those in assisted living facilities are worthy of celebration for the immeasurable impacts on their families and communities.
On World Senior Citizens Day, let us come together and show our love and admiration for all seniors. Let us honor their lives and their future through a celebration of gratitude and love.
World Senior Citizens Day in Assisted Living Facilities
World Senior Citizens Day is every 21st of August to appreciate senior adults. This yearly event was founded by the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to recognize the millions of senior citizens in America. Over time, the effort to recognize the remarkable contributions of senior adults to society was embraced worldwide.
Different countries and organizations observe the day to protect and promote the well-being of senior adults.
Today, various activities and programs are launched in different parts of the globe to address the challenges faced by the aging population.
World Senior Citizens Day is an opportunity to ensure senior citizens, residents in assisted living facilities, and everywhere live dignified, fulfilling, productive, and happy lives by creating a supportive and thriving environment for them.
As the old age population continues to grow, World Senior Citizens Day will carry on with its goal of celebrating the life of seniors and their crucial role in families and communities.
Celebrating in Assisted Living Facilities
Many senior citizens feel neglected and forgotten. Although it is understandable that daily life is busy juggling work and personal life, it is imperative to spend time with your loved ones. Visiting them in assisted living facilities is essential to their mental and emotional health. Thus, we highly encourage you to spend time with your elder once in a while.
Start planning the activities everyone can participate in today. With a few preparations, you not only devote your time but also foster a stronger bond and alleviate signs of loneliness.
Spend time with your loved ones
Senior citizens in assisted living are prone to loneliness due to isolation, changes in social circle, health issues, or other environment and age-related changes. Dealing with such reasons can lead to increased feelings of loneliness. Make time for your senior family members, take them out to lunch or dinner, visit parks or local bazaars, or just stay where you can talk, laugh, and reminisce.
Organized a social gathering in the facility where residents can join in, share stories, interact, and build new friendships. This could be a simple coffee or tea gathering, life story exercises, cooking, gardening, dancing, or arts and crafts.
Surprise the seniors in assisted living facilities with their favorite treats, activities, movie, or food on this special day.
Shop with Discounts
Take advantage of the senior discounts to purchase something your loved one will surely adore. Take your senior family member to the nearest shopping store and enjoy special discounts only for them.
Volunteer at Assisted Living Facilities
There are many different programs and projects intended for senior citizens that you and your family members can enjoy. Ask assisted living communities for projects that you can do and benefit the elderly.
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