Making and Baking Easter Fun

Making and Baking Easter Fun

Sue Sveum Activities for Seniors, Cooking, Holidays Leave a Comment

When it comes to holidays, Easter is often underrated.  It’s tough to compete with Christmas and the cards-and-flowers romance associated with Valentine’s Day.  But Easter is great.  Easter means new beginnings – and coming along in March or April each year, who isn’t ready for a new beginning?  Finally, it’s spring! While the meaning behind Easter is for everyone, you …

Valentines Date Ideas for Seniors

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Seniors

Jennifer Thomas Activities for Seniors, Holidays Leave a Comment

Valentine’s Day can bring back plenty of memories for you and your sweetie. Romance is, in a way, for our younger generation, a lost art form, so I am blessed I’ve had good role models in how my parents and grandparents celebrated their marriages. Also, as an activity director, I’ve been fortunate to meet many couples through the years that …

valentines day for seniors

Valentine’s Day for Seniors

Sue Sveum Activities for Seniors, Holidays Leave a Comment

You might think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday for the young.  But really, it’s geared toward the young at heart – or anyone who believes in love.  And that might just put seniors at the top of the list. Today’s relationships seem to be all about technology – text messages and Facebook friendships.  Where’s the romance in that?  But …

dealing with grief

4 Truths for Dealing with Grief Through the Holidays

Michelle Seitzer End of Life, Holidays Leave a Comment

There is never a convenient time for grief, but carrying sadness and loss during the “happy holidays” is especially difficult. While it seems like the entire world is merry and bright, many individuals are mourning loved ones lost — either recently or years ago. For anyone who has lost a relative or friend, their absence during the holidays is a …

New Year's Resolutions

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

Michelle Seitzer CareGiving, Holidays Leave a Comment

If you have served as a full-time or even part-time caregiver in 2014 and are feeling exhausted at the year’s end, try these 5 New Year’s resolutions to do better in 2015: Take care of you When the ball drops at midnight on January 1, 2015, don’t drop with it. Burnout creeps up on many caregivers who have pushed aside …

Holiday Side Dishes for a Healthy Alternative

Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

Jennifer Thomas Healthy Living, Holidays Leave a Comment

With Thanksgiving now behind us, many of you have begun planning for Christmas or New Year’s Evemeals. If you’re like me, and love traditional favorites, but after Thanksgiving, you’ve had your fill, and are looking for something a bit different, and healthier, try these recipes. I’ve recently prepared them and can’t get enough of! These recipes are healthy, as mentioned, …

Holiday stress

Don’t Let Holiday Stress Get You Down

Sue Sveum Healthy Living, Holidays Leave a Comment

The holiday season is in full swing. That means something a little different for all of us but for many it includes shopping, wrapping, cooking and entertaining. Throw in a little travel and the requisite white Christmas. Don’t forget your holiday card list and a whirlwind of parties. Sound fun? Really, who doesn’t like the holidays? Well, it might surprise …

Family Holiday Craft Projects

Family Holiday Craft Projects

Jennifer Thomas Activities for Seniors, Holidays Leave a Comment

Before we know it, schools will be letting out for the long winter break. Whether you’re children attend public schools or homeschooled, here are some great craft ideas that can be done as a group family Scrapbook Paper Christmas Wreath Needed Materials: 1 14 inch round foam wreath 20 sheets of double sided Christmas printed scrapbook paper (can be found at …

Give the GIft of Food

Give the Gift of Food

Sue Sveum Activities for Seniors, Holidays Leave a Comment

The holidays are a glorious time of the year. The lights, the music and those colorfully wrapped packages all contribute to that overall holiday spirit. But what really says holiday more than, well, food? Everybody likes food! What’s the focus of every office party? The food. Every family gathering? The food. You won’t find an area of the mall more …