Independence Day Activities for Seniors

Multi generation black family having a 4th July garden party

It’s almost the Fourth of July, and who says the fun is just for kids? There are many ways to include mom and dad in the Independence Day celebrations safely. Whether they are still living at home or in an assisted living community, they can still enjoy all the fun that comes with this festive summer holiday.

Without further ado, here are some great ways to celebrate Independence Day with seniors from our assisted living team in Camden County, NJ.

  • Host a July 4th BBQ. Nothing says “Fourth of July” like a classic summertime BBQ with close family and friends. Enlist your senior loved one to make a side dish or pick up dessert to feel included in the planning. Also, make sure there are shady spots set up in the backyard for mom or dad. Especially if there is a heat wave coming, you don’t want them to melt like popsicles!
  • Red, white and blue decorations and attire. Who doesn’t like to dress up, especially for a fun holiday like Independence Day? Help your senior loved one shop for a red, white and blue themed outfit for the occasion. Once the attire is set, it’s time for the decorations! You could enlist the grandkids help for this one and have them make homemade decorations with your senior loved one. A perfect opportunity for some quality bonding time with grandma or grandpa.
  • Fireworks near or far. A staple of this American holiday has to be a fireworks show after the sun sets. However, a local fireworks show often draws in large, noisy crowds that may not be so much fun for your senior loved one. If mom or dad isn’t a fan of big crowded events, do some research ahead of time and find a different spot to view the show. Maybe there’s a quiet park or a friend’s house nearby that is a better viewing option for your senior loved one.

Seniors in assisted living for Independence Day

Our associates at United Methodist Communities at Collingswood understand that mobility or health status can prevent some assisted living residents from being able to leave Collingswood to celebrate Independence Day. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring the July 4th fun to them! Get in touch with our assisted living team and let us know how we can best accommodate 4th of July plans for your senior loved one. Our Collingswood campus has many indoor and outdoor spaces, where families can gather and spend time with their senior loved ones safely on Independence Day.

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