Senior living communities should do what they can to make the facility feel more festive around the holidays. One great way to do that is with holiday decor ideas. This post will explore some simple ideas to get senior living communities in the holiday spirit.
Simple Holiday Decor Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Electric Christmas Candles
Christmas candles are a traditional form of holiday decor. However, real candles can be a fire hazard. Battery-operated candles are a much safer option. You won’t have to worry about flames or replacing candles if they burn down too far.
Artificial Christmas Tree
Real Christmas trees are nice, but they are also a lot of work. A plastic Christmas tree is cheaper and does not require much maintenance. There is no need for watering, and you won’t have pine needles everywhere. You can decorate your tree with balls, lights, and various ornaments. A project of making ornaments could also be a nice creative activity for seniors.
Make Holiday Wreaths
Making Christmas wreaths can also be a good arts and crafts project for senior residents. Decorating wreaths in your facility can add to the festive mood. It can also add a splash or life to the indoor decor. Green wreaths with holly are simple but timeless. However, there are many options.
Another fun but simple thing that you can add to your senior living community is balloons. You could get red and green balloons to match the holiday theme. There are also balloons with festive Christmas images. The senior residents can blow up the balloons, decorate them, and place them in their areas.
Gift Wrapped Boxes
Gather empty boxes and have the senior residents wrap empty boxes with colorful Christmas wrapping paper. You can display these gift boxes underneath the Christmas tree. It is a nice touch to boost the holiday spirit without having to put real gifts out.
Holidays are often associated with various smells. For some, it’s pine scents or peppermint; others might like the smell of fresh cookies. You can spray some scents or light scented candles in your facility. The right scents can be the perfect touch to set the holiday mood.
When decorating for the holidays, you don’t need to splurge big for decorations. Let your creativity run wild, and have fun!
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