As Christmas and New Year celebrations creep up, you may have family headed into town, but you’re not sure how to entertain them — especially if they’re seniors. Meadow Lake is a senior living community in Tyler, TX that knows a thing or two about keeping mom and dad busy with jolly activities.
From dazzling lights to the keys of relaxation, follow this guide covering Christmas activities for seniors to keep a happy home during the holiday season.
1. Pack up the Car
In Tyler, the residents of Meadow Lake love taking community-provided transportation to check out the Azalea District Trail of Lights. Check out this holiday wonderland if you’re local to the area or drive around in your town looking for the best light displays.
It’s a great chance to soak up extra seasonal spirit without needing to bundle up and walk around in the cold. Fill up a thermos with hot cocoa and have fun exploring.
2. Take a Seasonal Stroll
Hopefully, your area is lucky enough to have a botanical garden or farm that transforms into a winter wonderland. The residents at Meadow Lake will be checking out the annual Holiday Lights in the Garden at the Tyler Rose Garden.
Bundle up and have fun with the whole family to fill up an evening’s worth of festive fun. It’s also a prime location to take pictures for next year’s Christmas card.
3. The Gift of The Silver Screen
A fail-safe way to entertain a crowd is with a holiday movie. If you’re local to Tyler, check out the holiday edition of Movies in the Park, or do like the Meadow Lake crowd and host the party at home. The more, the merrier.
Ask everyone in the family to choose their favorite holiday film and make a marathon out of it. Movies also make great background noise while you:
- Play a card or board game
- Piece together a puzzle
- Make gift baskets for a local food bank or animal shelter
4. Pass Down the Family Secrets
Food is one of the most important parts of the holiday season. This year, get the family together in the kitchen to learn how to bake and cook the special treats only grandparents know how to make.
The folks at Meadow Lake passed their secrets around to each other at the first-ever Friendsgiving potluck a couple of weeks back.
5. Set Aside Time to Relax
The holidays can quickly turn into a stressful time of year, so remember to slow down and take time for everyone to relax. Most people, especially retired people, have routines they like to follow, so don’t overload your calendar with activities.
As much fun as we like to have at Meadow Lake as a group, everyone enjoys retiring to their homes and apartments to recharge for the next event. The best way to enjoy the holidays: plenty of rest.
6. Visit Meadow Lake to Experience Our Christmas Activities for Seniors, Firsthand
If your parents or loved one could benefit from a lifestyle free of hassles but full of fun and friendship, contact us for a personalized tour of our community. Life at Meadow Lake is the gift that keeps on giving.
- Scheduled housekeeping
- Multiple dining options
- Daily activities
- Social Clubs
- Wellness programs
- Paved walking trails
- All utilities paid
- Cable and phone service
- Emergency response
- 24-hour security
- Priority access to additional care services
Happy Holidays To You and Yours From Meadow Lake
No matter how you spend the season, Meadow Lake would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday. If you’re interested in senior living and Christmas activities for seniors in Tyler, TX, let us be a resource in your loved ones’ journey of finding the perfect community.