Easter can be a fun-filled time with family and friends who come together to socialize and share a meal. Anyone who has watched young children, with their baskets in hand, race around the yard to find Easter eggs filled with goodies knows how delightful the day can be. However, people can sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the planning, shopping and preparation that goes with holiday celebrations. Many seniors do not have the resources and help needed to host a party and must rely on invitations and help from others so as not to be left out of social gatherings or church services altogether.
The American Geriatric Society offers seniors some tips to avoid feeling lonely during the holidays:
- Get out and about. Ask family and friends for help traveling to parties and events or invite family and friends to your home.
- Volunteer. Helping others can be a great mood lifter. Contact local schools, churches, synagogues and mosques to find out about volunteer opportunities.
- Don't drink too much alcohol, which can lower your spirits.
Be sure to include the senior members of your family and community in your holiday plans so that they are not overlooked. Offer to help them or seek the services of a home care provider such as Synergy HomeCare of North Orange County. Sometimes an extended visit over the holidays is an opportune time to recognize that a little caregiving assistance in the home is necessary for elderly loved ones. Synergy HomeCare provides companionship, transportation, houskeeping and personal care services in North Orange County including Fullerton, Placentia, Anaheim Hills and surrounding cities. Synergy HomeCare offers a free, no-obligation visit to your home to assess your personal care needs. We provide quality, compassionate care, with no contracts, and no minimums.