Palm Beach in-home elder care professionals believe it’s important for seniors to get out and enjoy some exciting activities this Thanksgiving. Not only are the following 4 Thanksgiving events senior-friendly, fun, and rewarding, but they are also a unique way for your aging loved one to spend the holiday.
1. 8th Annual Turkey Trot
On November 24th at 7:30am, the United Way will be hosting this holiday run featuring senior-friendly categories. The run will start and end at Bradley Park in Palm Beach. At this Thanksgiving event, your loved one can get fit, work up an appetite, and help others in need by participating in this 5K marathon before indulging in the holiday feast. All proceeds from this race will be donated to local nonprofit companies to help feed kids and families on Thanksgiving.
2. Volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club
Located at 800 Northpoint Parkway, this club will need volunteers the week of Thanksgiving from November 21st to 26th. Helping this charity prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinners for families in need can give your loved one a sense of purpose and the chance to give back to his or her community. Your loved one can help with everything from making the decorations and event setup to assisting families and cleaning. Contact the volunteer coordinator of this event for specific times and dates.
3. Palm Beach Duck Tour
The Diva Duck Amphibious Tours at 600 South Rosemary Avenue will be offering morning and afternoon tours at various times from November 25th through the 27th. This is the perfect event for your loved one to take out-of-town guests for a sightseeing excursion after the Thanksgiving celebration. These seated tours are also ideal for seniors with limited mobility. On this tour, your loved one will be captivated by the narration from the colorful tour guides while viewing spectacular mansions and historic sites like the John F. Kennedy Bomb Shelter.
4. Big Heart Brigade
This Thanksgiving food drive will take place at Fire Station 3 at 5161 Northlake Boulevard. They need volunteers to help prepare, package, and distribute Thanksgiving meals to those in need from November 14th through the 26th. This charity drive is the perfect opportunity for you and your loved one to do selfless volunteer work together before your own Thanksgiving gathering. Not only can volunteering bond seniors with their families, it can also make them feel needed and proud.
If you are unable to attend these or other holiday events with your loved one, consider hiring a professional caregiver to provide transportation and social companionship. At Home Care Assistance, our caregivers can provide these and many other services, and we also offer specialized Parkinson’s, post-stroke, and dementia care Palm Beach, FL, seniors can count on. For more information and to schedule a free in-home consultation, please call 561.429.8292 today.