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December Activities to do with your Loved One


Wintertime is here, which means sparkling white snow, beautiful lights, and, most importantly, quality family time. We want to help you make this holiday season one your senior will remember with these meaningful holiday activities.

Pass down family recipes

Cooking and baking can be great activities to bond with your senior. Ask for their favorite family recipe. The creation of delicious snacks and meals is a great opportunity to grab those ingredients and have some children in the family learn how to cook with grandma and grandpa.

Deck the halls

Show your holiday spirit with twinkling lights, a nice Christmas tree, and stocking hanging! To make decorating a great memory, have grandchildren get creative and make their own Christmas ornament decorations for your family tree or something special for grandma and grandpa!

Share holiday traditions

It is always a fun time sharing and remembering past holidays. Sharing traditions will truly help make this season more enjoyable for your senior. For example, on Christmas eve, pick someone special to represent St Nick, and let everyone open one gift that Santa passes out. It's a great laugh for the grownups and a moment of magic for the little ones.

Cookie decorating competition

Winter is the best season for cookie decorating! And a great time to have a little friendly competition. Purchase different sprinkles, food coloring for the frosting, and any other fun item you can find! Cover the distance by inviting far-away family members to see the finished cookies and vote via a video call!


Nowadays, everyone takes photos on their phones. It is easy to print off those photos and make a meaningful scrapbook with your senior. Not only will these photos bring back memories, but it is also a great way to share with future generations all those lovely stories.

At Evergreen Senior Living, we want to help keep your senior in the Christmas spirit! We also plan multiple great activities to help keep your senior engaged, creative, and in a festive mood. Contact us today to see how we do the holidays at Evergreen Place Assisted Living and the Legacy: Memory Support in Orland Park!

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