Family celebrations are a lot harder these days because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is even more challenging to celebrate with loved ones in a memory care facility where health protocols are stricter to protect the elderly from contracting the virus.
Thankfully, these facilities allow virtual visits so you can still share quality time with your loved one even if only through Zoom calls. So why not make one of those visits more memorable during the holidays by trying out these four Zoom games with your loved one and family members?
It is one of the most relatable games for seniors and you can have a great time playing it too. Bingo is such a hit no matter what the occasion is, and you can let other family members and even your loved one’s neighbors join in on the fun to make the experience more memorable.
You can send out printable bingo sheets to the memory care facility and ask the staff to print it for your loved one and their friends. Then, on your call, you can designate someone to call out the numbers while the players get busy blocking off their cards. You can even send some snacks over to make the call more fun.
Charades are another party classic, whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah or any other celebration. Seniors love it too, not to mention that it is a good brain exercise. You can organize two teams including your loved one in the memory care facility.
In case you are still not familiar with the game, one team chooses a word under a category and acts it out for teammates to guess. Whoever has the most correct guesses after a set of words will win the game.
You will probably think that your older loved one will not be able to answer questions in a trivia. But try it and you will surely be surprised at how good they can be, especially in answering questions on a topic you know they love.
You just need to come up with a set of trivia questions that your family members including your elderly loved one could guess. You can even squeeze in some questions about the family to make the game personal.
The Alphabet Game
Of course, you cannot miss one of the easiest yet most fun game that you can play on Zoom with your loved one. The Alphabet Game does not need any materials. You just need to have a conversation with each sentence running through the letters of the alphabet. This game can last for hours and you will not even notice how amazing your topics have already been.
No matter what the occasion or the game that you choose to play, what is important is that you make time for your loved ones in memory care facility.
After all, they deserve the best love and care even if they are living in a facility where they can be given the best quality of life.
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