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Tips to Make Enjoyable Holidays for Older Family Members

The holidays are a special time for us to re-connect as families, enjoy each other’s company and reflect on many good memories of the past.

If you have older family members or friends, you can help them enjoy the holiday season more by following these simple tips:

Share memories – Talk about the good old days, such as their early holiday memories, childhood memories, etc.  Holidays are an excellent opportunity to relive past experiences and share them with younger generations.

Enjoy a classic holiday movie together – There are several Christmas movies that will please grandparents and grandkids alike.  For information on the most popular movies, visit Most-Loved Christmas movies.

Spend time together – Consider making time for special activities, such as making favorite holiday goodies, going to a holiday concert, or taking a drive to see the holiday lights.

Give a gift that will delight them – For gift ideas that are creative, thoughtful and practical, view Creative Gift Ideas

Source:  Jane Strommen, 701-231-5948, jane.strommen@ndsu.edu

 

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