New Home for Mom. Same Holiday Traditions.
Posted on December 15, 2015
Mom has made
the bold decision to move. She decided to live the next chapter of her life in a
different home; one that suits her golden years best.
time for the holidays. It’s her first holiday celebration in her new home. But
what about the family’s traditions? Will they stay the same in Mom’s new place?
Will they change?
all questions you and Mom are probably asking yourselves this time of year. But
making a bold move does not necessarily mean her traditions have to change. Yes
things will be different, but there’s no need to leave her traditions behind.
Maintaining you’re family’s holiday traditions will
help Mom’s new place feel like home. No matter where Mom is living, you can
help her make the holidays special.
In assisted living, Mom is given whole-hearted attention
24/7. Although she is no longer living
in a home of her own, she can still keep the same traditions.
her home is no longer an option, but she can turn her room into a Christmas
extravaganza! These small decorations will give her room a holiday vibe.
- Christmas lights are the perfect way to brighten up
her room. She doesn’t have a roof to decorate, so bring the lights inside! Hang
the lights at the top of each wall inside her room.
- Wall decorations such as snowflakes and ornaments
don’t have to be hung on a Christmas tree - they can hang on the walls instead.
Play with the different positions these decorations can hang on each wall.
- A Christmas tree symbolizes the holidays. The processes of
finding a tree and decorating it is what makes the holidays fun. A mini tree is
the perfect size for a small room.
a retirement community might not have been easy for Mom. She loved cooking in the
kitchen she used for years. Although it’s not the same kitchen, she can maintain
the tradition of cooking holiday-themed food.
holiday recipes are the perfect way for Mom to break in her kitchen. It’s time
for her grandkids to pay a visit and try out a new recipe with Grandma.
she in the mood for some pumpkin pie oatmeal? This delicious recipe is perfect
for those chilly holiday mornings! With only four easy steps she can have a delicious
breakfast. She can also share this recipe with others in her retirement home.
oatmeal not one of your mother’s favorite holiday breakfast meals? Tell her to
try out this amazing Baked Applesauce French Toast recipe. This appealing recipe is perfect to
cure a sweet tooth.
to bake some cookies for Santa! Gather a list of all of her grandchildren’s
favorite cookies and find the recipes to bake them. Don’t forget the milk for
Before she cooks these recipes make sure to
check if her new kitchen is senior-safe. You want to look out for your mother’s safety
in all possible ways. Once you and your mother have senior-proofed her kitchen,
start gathering the required ingredients.
home might be smaller, but it’s the perfect size for her. She doesn’t need the
extra space for the kids all year round. If the house is too small for the
whole family during the holidays, take the traditions outside her door.
- The Nutcracker might be showing at your local event
center. Take your mom to see this holiday-themed show. This might become a
holiday favorite for the whole family.
her out for some hot cocoa. Go to one of your favorite holiday stands that sell
the best hot chocolate in town! This cup of hot, sweet, and chocolaty bliss might
be just what that doctor recommended.
When you take your mom out for some holiday fun,
keep her safe by bringing our mobile fall detection system. It’s the time of year everyone’s out and about
with their families having some holiday fun. You never know what can happen in
crowded venues, but you should always be prepared!
living with your mother once again. This time it’s different. She’s no longer
taking care of you. You’re the one taking care of her now.
tradition was hosting the holiday dinner at your mom’s house. Since she’s
living with you, you might start to wonder: where will the Christmas dinner be
this year? Here’s a simple solution:
host the dinner at your house! Same food, same people, same holiday, different
holiday traditions is what’s best for your mother. It will make her feel as
secure as being in her own home.
Keep Mom safe by gifting her a home medical alert system. Even when you’re not home with her, she will
always be protected. Having her system will also give you and your family peace of
Traditions are Important
are built upon traditions. They strengthen the bonds with our loved ones. They
influence our mood and bring us joy. They’re traditions and they are meant to
Mom has moved, you can keep the same traditions. You just need to adjust them to
fit Mom’s new way of living. Take care of your mom and help her keep the
holiday traditions intact. We wish you the best this holiday season!
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