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Easter is just few days away and we are very tempted to write this blog because we want to wish you a Happy Easter!

Easter is so much more than baskets of candy. It is about colorful eggs, the excuse to dress your children and grand kids in pastel dresses and bowties, the awkward pictures with the Easter Bunny and best of all enjoy the holidays and Easter hunt.

Easter is about spending quality time with family and specially kids and/or grandkids and so we decided to skip recipes and write about, “Fun activities for senior people in Easter”. Our blog doesn’t just end with this, we have a list of fun activities that senior people can do during and after Easter which will help you/your loved one remain active and involve in the community.

Easter is about spending quality time with family and specially kids and/or grandkids and so we decided to skip recipes and write about, “Fun activities for senior people in Easter”. Our blog doesn’t just end with this, we have a list of fun activities that senior people can do during and after Easter which will help you/your loved one remain active and involve in the community.

 

Before you wonder, why would a home and community care company write about Easter, we want to let you know that at SAI Home and Community Care, we are fun loving bunch. We promote independence for senior people. I am sure you will find about our services in detail on our website after you have enjoyed this blog.

Here are three fun activities for seniors this Easter.

1. Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts for seniors should be easy and simple. Seniors can participate in egg decorating by colouring designs on eggs or using plastic eggs and adding stickers or glitter glue and putting candy inside. After all the eggs have been coloured, the eggs can be gathered and donated to a preschool or community organization for a children’s Easter egg hunt. In this way, seniors get to participate in a nostalgic tradition. Making Easter baskets is another way to celebrate the season, as well as baking and sharing Easter cookies.

Tip: After making baskets or crafts at a senior center, designate a table to display the creations. You could even have a contest for the best crafts, using several different categories.

 

2. Church or Songs

Many seniors may be interested in going to a church service. Services may be available at a variety of times between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. If you are unable to go to church, offer services or music at the senior center. Seniors might enjoy a special day of listening to the piano, hearing Easter songs from the past, or participating in singing.

Tip: Easter songs that seniors may like includes “Easter Parade.” Try a CD by various artists, such as Happy Easter Songs.

3.    Symbolic Celebrations

There are a lot of simple but meaningful gestures that seniors will appreciate for the Easter season. Buy an Easter lily as a gift to put into a window. This flower symbolizes hope and life and is connected to the Easter festival. You can also give seeds, or plant flowers with the seniors to mark the beginning of Autumn or go on a watching field trip. Candles can also be lit as symbols of new life and rebirth.

Tip: Ask the loved ines what he or she might enjoy as a symbolic way to honour the Easter holiday.

 

Why Celebrate Easter?

No matter what the background of the person, there are likely Easter memories just waiting to be evoked. Celebrating Easter is a great way to reminisce about the past and welcome a new season.

Source:  https://seniors.lovetoknow.com/easter-ideas-seniors

Things seniors can do before and after Easter,

  1. The Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show
    • Where: Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, 2900 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie, 3942
    • When: Saturday 20th April- Monday 22nd April
    • Time: 10am- 5pm
    • Cost: $5 per person at door
  2. ANZAC Day- The Frankston War Memorial located at Beauty Park
    • When: Thursday 25th April
    • Time:
      • 6 am: Dawn Service*
      • 11 am: March & Commemoration Service
        *Gunfire breakfast upon completion (gold coin donation)
    • Cost: Free
  3. ANZAC Day- Seaford RSL Cenotaph.
    • When: Thursday 25th April
    • Time:
      • 7 am: Gunfire Breakfast
      •  9.30 am: March (Nepean Hwy and Station St)
      •  10am: Commemoration Service (Seaford RSL Cenotaph)
  4. Author Talk by John Westley (Author of The Acquisition)
    • Where: Frankston Library, 60 Playne Street, Frankston
    • When: Saturday 27th April
    • Time: 1pm
    • Cost: Free. Bookings essential. Call 9784 1020- Frankston Library
  5. 10 stories of Frankston- Historical Exhibition
    • Where: Frankston Arts Centre Mezzanine, 27-37 Davey Street, Frankston
    • When: Thursday 4th  April – Saturday 4th May
    • Time: 9am- 2pm
    • Cost: Free
  6. Live Music
    • Where: Frankston Library, 60 Playne Street, Frankston
    • When: 28th April
    • Time: 1.30 pm
    • Cost: Free
  7. Bonsai Show
    • Where: Balcombe Grammar, Main Hall, 389 Nepean Highway, Mt Martha
    • When: Saturday 20th April- Sunday 21st April
    • Time: 10 am- 4 pm
    • Cost: Entry: $5, Concession: $4
  8. SAI Home and Community Care Social Group
    • Where: SAI Home and Community Care, 411 Nepean Highway,Frankston, 3199
    • When: Every Thursday
    • Time: 12- 1.30 pm
    • Cost: $10 per person. Refreshments provided. Games and fun activities pre-planned and arranged by SAI.

If you require any assistance to attend any of these mentioned, get in touch with us on (03) 8785 0999.

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