Home Care in Greenwich CT: Stimulating Memory Activities For Thanksgiving


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Stimulating Memory Activities For Thanksgiving

Home Care in Greenwich CT

Home Care in Greenwich CTWe all know Thanksgiving is a time to get together and celebrate all the things and people we appreciate in our lives. It's a time for reflection and consideration. To pause and reconnect with those values we cherish most. In this way, Thanksgiving is also the perfect holiday to celebrate our elders.

The activities featured here are designed to bring us closer to our loved ones. To remember all the wonderful things those before us accomplished so that we could be here today. They also make great memory care games!

The Thankfulness Tree

Christmas may be the holiday most associated with fancy trees, but vintage blogger Emily Rose has shared a kind take on giving thanks using a special tree. Her tree isn't expensive. In fact, it can be put together using ordinary sticks and an unassuming vase.

The more humble the “tree”, the more the stars of the show can stand out. Said stars are actually notes that family members hang from the branches. Each note contains a person or event that the writer is thankful for this year.
This tree makes a great decoration for the entire holiday season. For Thanksgiving, it makes an outstanding family activity either before or after the feast. Place it somewhere convenient with pens, paper, and yarn (or other hangers). Have guests write down their gratitude and hang it from the tree. Later, everyone can gather around and read off all the great things we're thankful for. (Don't forget to include your favorite senior care professionals in your notes!)

Generation Bridge Scavenger Hunt

Most kids enjoy a good scavenger hunt. In fact, this activity is often listed as a favorite for grandchildren to spend time with their elders. It's a great opportunity for both kids and grandparents to get out in the fresh air and appreciate the natural world. It's also a good time for seniors to relay their most cherished memories of the neighborhood.

Turning a scavenger hunt into a trip down memory lane is easy. For your list of things to gather, try using meaningful items: A leaf from the tree grandpa planted years ago. A stone from grandmas garden. A feather from the birdhouse dad and his father built. Older family members can use these simple objects to recall these warm memories and share them with a brand new generation.

If outdoor activities aren't in the cards, an indoor scavenger hunt also works! Use mementos around the house as items to collect. Have participants gather everything on a table. Once everything is found, the family can sit together and remember why those items are so important. A fun and easy way to share our treasured memories together!


If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Greenwich, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAM™.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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