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Unique 4th of July Activities for Seniors

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3rd Jul 2017

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Special 4th of July activities for seniors ensure everyone can enjoy the summer fun.

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Summer is in full swing, and the 4th of July is a fantastic time to relax and reconnect with family and friends. From lively fireworks to laid-back barbeques there are a variety of entertaining ways seniors can get involved in the holiday festivities.

Stannah Stairlifts offers fun and unique 4th of July activities for seniors that everyone can enjoy.

Fireworks

Local fireworks displays are an exciting and simple 4th of July activity for seniors who enjoy the outdoors and Daily Caring offers some simple tips to ensure you or your elderly loved one has a safe and pleasant experience. Bring comfortable, portable seating and arrive early so you can find a spot with ample shade. Seniors should also carry an umbrella as a shaded location may be unavailable and it is important for elderly individuals to avoid long exposure to the sun. Stay sufficiently hydrated throughout the night and, even though it’s July, bring some warm clothing as it can sometimes get chilly by the time the fireworks are launched.

Make 4th of July crafts

4th of July crafts are ideal for seniors who prefer to be indoors or require a more relaxed experience, and provide a fantastic opportunity to express creativity.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Make Patriotic Dishes

For seniors that love spending time in the kitchen, special 4th of July dishes make the perfect addition to any Independence Day party.

Here are some easy some easy-to-make 4th of July Dishes your family and friends are sure to love:

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Simply slice strawberries and bananas then slide them onto a skewer with fresh blueberries to make a sweet 4th of July dish everyone will enjoy.

A layer of vanilla sandwiched between two layers of red and blue Jell-O makes special firecracker-themed treats that are as pleasing to the eye as they are the belly.

Combine basil, strawberries, blueberries and mozzarella cheese in a bowl, add a drizzle of dressing and give a quick toss to create a delectable 4th of July dish.

Play 4th of July Festive Games

While a fast-paced round of volleyball may no longer be the ideal 4th of July activity for you or your elderly loved ones, there are plenty of holiday-themed games that everyone can enjoy.

This printable bingo card gets everyone engaged in the patriotic fun and you can makes things more interesting by offering prizes to the winners.

This guessing game is perfect for all ages and the winner can even take home the jar of goodies or another patriotic-themed award.

Get into the holiday spirit by challenging each other with American history trivia. You can even separate into older and younger groups to have a fun contest between generations.

Host a Barbeque

Hosting a Barbeque is a great way for seniors to enjoy the company of their loved ones without having to leave the comfort of their home. Seniors can manage their level of involvement and don’t have to worry about travelling after a long day of 4th of July activities. Just be sure to stay hydrated and avoid drinking alcoholic beverages in excess as this can lead to dehydration.

A concern for safety is often prevalent when hosting elderly family members. With the availability of both indoor and outdoor Stannah Stairlifts you’ll never have to worry about you or your elderly loved ones navigating your home. With Stannah, you can be sure everyone enjoys the fun 4th of July activities. Click the “Our Stairlifts” tab above to learn more.