5 Fun Ways to Include Seniors in Valentine’s Day

Chocolate-covered strawberries are easy to make and a classic Valentine’s Day dessert! Just pick out some fresh strawberries at the grocery store, melt some chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler, dip, chill, and serve! This easy activity is fun for all ages and totally worth the payoff.

Valentine’s Day is a great time to reflect on the love shared over a lifetime. Pictures help spark long-forgotten memories, and reminiscing together creates new memories to cherish.

Did you know playing cards can improve short and long-term memory? Ask a senior in your life to teach you their favorite game, or teach them yours! Start with something simple like Go Fish and work up to a more complicated game like Hearts. Learning together is always a fun time.

Working on a puzzle is both entertaining and satisfying. As a bonus, it improves dexterity! If you don’t have a puzzle on hand, check out your local second-hand store or ask a friend to borrow one. If you’re not a master puzzler, start out easy with something you can finish in a few hours. It’s a great way to spend time with a loved one!

Who doesn’t love a tea party? This doesn’t have to be an elaborate affair, but the time spent together with warm, comforting drinks and a few sweet treats will make Valentine’s Day special for everyone!