Celebrate This Christmas With Senior Family Members

Celebrate This Christmas With Senior Family Members

Do you stay far away from your senior parents? If yes, then make it a point to celebrate this year’s Christmas and New Year with them. There is no better thing you can give them than being with them this holiday season.

You may be tempted to visit some foreign countries or tourist destinations with your friends or colleagues during this holiday season. But there are many other occasions you can do that. Christmas and New Year are traditional holidays, and your senior parents would certainly love to celebrate it with you.

Having A Nice Time With Seniors

Being busy with so many different things is quite normal during the holidays. However, it is not a reason not to celebrate your Christmas with your elders. Find time to go home and be with them, at least for a couple of days. Decorate your home with Christmas tree and stars. This will bring the joyous mood of the season to your home. Your parents will certainly love it. Here is what else you can do:

1. Read Christmas Stories And Sing Carols

Let your kids sing some Christmas carols or read out some Christmas stories. Likewise, allow your parents to share some Christmas experiences from their childhood. They would definitely love to share their experiences with them. Most seniors are proud about their past and happy to share it with their children and grandchildren.

2. Dine With Them

Have your Christmas dinner with your parents. Prepare their favorite dinner; you can ask what they would like to eat and cook it for them. They will certainly have some old Christmas recipes that you can learn in the meantime.

3. Invite Friends To Your Christmas Party

If your parents have got some friends in the next door, invite them to your Christmas party. Let them have some fun time. They will have lot of things to share. You can also invite your friends and colleagues to make the party even more interesting.

4. Take Them Out For Some Outing

If your parents are healthy enough, plan out a small outing. It is not necessary to take them to a faraway place. Choose some beautiful parks or beach or whatever located nearby your home. If they like visiting any particular place, take them there.

5. Make Them Feel Your Care

Taking care of the seniors may sound challenging but it is the most fulfilling thing. Always remember that what seniors need most in their life is your mere presence. Hence, be willing to be with them during this Christmas season, and make them feel your love and affection.

Brooke Sutton, President, RN

Brooke Sutton, owner of Sutton Home Care and a Springfield native, is a fully licensed Registered Nurse with over ten years experience in the healthcare field.

Brooke provides trusted home care services to numerous patients in the Springfield market which has earned her agency the reputation of being the premier home care agency in this area.
Brooke Sutton’s journey to the home care sector began while she was working as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Behavioral Health.While at Lakeland, she learned and developed her skill working with psychiatric patients as well as patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After Lakeland, Brooke worked as a Community Health Nurse for the Arc of the Ozarks providing home health care services to dual diagnosis patients living at home.Brooke has also worked in the Emergency Room setting which has given her the ability to recognize and communicate problems and potential issues before they arise.

Brooke and her husband Sean live in Springfield and have three children (Brett who is twelve, Karaline who is eight, and Henry who is four).Brooke is active in church and enjoys spending her free time at Table Rock Lake or with family and friends.

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