During your planned celebration, make sure to do a toast. Pour whatever your loved one is comfortable drinking based on their dietary needs. Maybe apple juice or sparkling water are better choices than champagne. Any drink will do if you use a fancy flute glass for them to enjoy it out of. If sipping from a flute is not feasible, try adding a silly straw for fun.
Looking for a fun interactive element to your celebration? Again, ditch the noisemakers and go for confetti instead. Loud abrupt noises could startle sensitive seniors, instead, get some confetti. It is fun for them to toss into the air as well as stimulating.
Finally, take a photo together. You will cherish the memory for years to come and you can put the photo in a frame for them to enjoy throughout the coming year.
Happy New Year! To learn more about Melody Living’s memory care community in Colorado Springs give us a call at 719.960.4005 and ask us about scheduling your own private tour.