Northfield appreciates our residents’ hard work to have the ability to live in an independent living community. So, we help our residents make the most of their time. Our cleaning, cooking, and home maintenance services provide peace of mind for our residents to spend more time doing more of the things they enjoy. Utilizing these services gives residents more time to participate in the many senior activities offered every day.
At Northfield, our residents have a variety of activities they can participate in. We feel that community engagement helps keep residents healthy and active. To facilitate an active lifestyle, we offer our residents on-demand transportation. This means that our residents have the luxury to do holiday activities, like visit a local holiday fair. Discover how you or a loved one can participate in these fun activities by calling 844.334.1490.
Holiday Activities for Seniors
Make A Holiday Wreath
With winter weather approaching, it might be a wonderful time to sit down with a cup of hot chocolate and make a holiday wreath. This activity is nice for people who like to do things independently, or you could make a wreath with a group of friends. You could take things up a notch by having a wreath decorating contest.
Making a holiday-themed wreath has other health benefits, including:
- Improved cognitive ability
- Pain relief
- Stress reduction
- Strengthened immune system
- Improved motor skills
- Lower blood pressure
- Better communication and teamwork
So, not only will you have something beautiful to display over the holidays, but there is an impact on your mental and physical health.
Sing Holiday Songs
One way to get into the holiday spirit is to sing holiday songs. Another way to incorporate holiday cheer into singing is to have a karaoke contest. Like crafting, there are health benefits to singing that include:
- Stress relief
- Stimulate immune response
- May improve snoring
- Improves lung function
- Develops a sense of belonging
- Enhances memory
Holiday songs are another great way to bring the nostalgia of their youth into their home.
Bake Holiday Cookies
Winter is a wonderful time to bake homemade holiday cookies. Not only can you enjoy baking them, but you can also decorate them. Why not make things interesting by having a cookie decorating contest. Or, you could have a gingerbread house-building contest.
Not only is baking cookies fun, but some surprising health benefits make this a great holiday activity for seniors. Baking is creative and can bring back fond memories of their youth, smelling the freshly baked cookies emerging from the oven. Other health benefits to baking include reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
Holiday Movie Night
A holiday-themed movie night is a fantastic way to get seniors involved. This activity is one way to promote social connectedness. It may not seem like it, but there are added health benefits of watching movies for seniors. Some of these benefits include:
- Evoke emotional responses
- Improve mood
- Create inspiration to act on positive thoughts
Watching movies is also an inclusive activity since some residents in an independent living community may be dealing with life transitions and limited mobility.
Holiday Family Activities At Northfield
Senior living activities are more than just fun; they have many added health benefits. At Northfield, we are a family-oriented establishment and love to see residents participate in holiday family activities. We regularly hold events for our residents and their families, including Sunday brunch.
If you, or a senior you care about, would like to learn more about Northfield and what an independent senior living community is like, please call us at 844.334.1490. One of our team members will be happy to tell you all about living at Northfield.