If you’re looking for some exciting and accessible senior activity ideas to celebrate the new year, look no further. Getting together for New Year celebrations is a special tradition, and it’s not necessary to stay up until midnight on December 31st to partake in the festivities. A wealth of senior activities for the new year can be enjoyed in the days leading up to the new year as well as New Year’s Day itself.
The caring community at Summer’s Landing in historic Lynn Haven, Florida is an amazing place to celebrate New Year’s Day. Contact us today for a tour at 850.265.9829.
Celebrating New Year’s Day
For many people, celebrating New Year’s Day is more important than staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve. Other people simply may not be best served to stay up that late. In any case, making merry on New Year’s Day is common in many traditions and can be enjoyed in many ways.
Many New Year’s Day traditions include making particular foods for good luck and good health, making resolutions, renewing commitments, and communicating with loved ones. Celebrating New Year’s Day is about beginning anew, a time for taking on fresh perspectives. It is a time for taking stock of where you have been and considering what you’d like to bring with you into the future.
When celebrating New Year’s Day with seniors, ask about their New Year’s Day celebration memories and treasured traditions. Perhaps you may be inspired to incorporate some of the traditions you learn about as you’re celebrating New Year’s Day 2022.
Four New Year’s Senior Activity Ideas
When selecting senior activities to celebrate New Year’s Day, choose activities that are appealing and energizing. Choose senior activities that inspire engagement and pass on activities that feel like obligations or draw out a sense of “should.” The new year is a time for refreshment and for directing time and energy towards that which is inspiring and enjoyable.
Some inspiring senior activity ideas could include:
1. Making Traditional New Year’s Foods and Share in a Meal
Ask about the particular culinary traditions of the seniors you’ll be cooking with. Some popular New Year’s Day foods in the United States include:
- Black-eyed peas
- Collards or other cooked greens
- Ring-shaped cakes
2. Read the First Newspaper of the New Year Together
Get copies of the first New York Times of the new year and reflect on the events of the world alongside the events at home. Discuss where we have been and where you’d like to go in the new year. What stories do you want to follow? Some may enjoy taking a crack at the crossword puzzle.
3. Enjoy a New Year’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Create a list of inspiring new year items that can be found around your home and invite seniors to partake in the scavenger hunt. Your loved ones can partake in gathering items for the scavenger hunt, hiding items around the home, and looking for these items.
4. Make Crafts
New Year’s Day crafts can be an engaging way to celebrate the fresh year and are a great way to recycle the first newspaper of the new year when finished reading it. Some may need gentle assistance with crafting, others can get creative all on their own. For specific craft ideas, turn to themes of the upcoming year or perhaps create a memento to remind yourself of a new year’s resolution throughout the year.
Reach Out to Summer’s Landing Today
No matter the activities you and your senior loved ones engage in this New Year’s Day may it be festive and joyful.
Summer’s Landing is known for its compassionate staff and robust community. We are ready to welcome you home and would love to ring in the new year with you. Reach out to us today at 850.265.9829.