Valentine’s can be a lonely day for many customer’s but Carewatch Kingston show that this celebration represents many kinds of love between all kinds of people…
Friday 14th February 2014 is Valentine’s Day, the next official celebration in our calendar.
For some seniors, Valentine’s can be a lonely day. This could be due to a marriage which ended in divorce, the loss of a spouse or a spouse suffering from long term illness or dementia. There may be single older people that have never married because they may have spent their life caring for their parent.
As a person gets older, dating is mainly about companionship and finding a well-rounded person that can make you happy.
“We all age and, as we do, we will all have to find qualities that make us feel attractive underneath the surface and beyond our youthful looks”
Family and friends can make the difference to an elderly person’s life on Valentine’s Day. We just need to take time out of our busy schedule to celebrate the special people in our life that we love and respect.
For those with one or more parent who is elderly, enjoy a Valentine’s Day activity with them, which could also involve any grandchildren. Invite your family over for some Valentine’s Day fun activities. This could include making a Valentine’s Day card for an elderly loved one, followed by baking with the grandchildren and concluding with a meal.
Maybe ask your loved ones, or neighbour, for their favourite recipe. Surprise them with a dish made from the recipe they shared with you. Remember, it is important to ensure that you are aware of their dietary needs. For example, if they are a diabetic, make sure any desserts are sugar free!
Valentine’s Day can be made special for someone you love or care about by simply spending time with them. This is an excellent social event which can result in uplifting spirits. You can take your favourite senior citizen on an outing of his or her choice, whether it’s to church, the shops, a doctor visit or an activity club.
“You don’t stop having fun when you get old; you get old when you stop having fun” – Ritu Ghatourey
Carewatch Kingston shares the view that Valentine’s Day represents many kinds of love between all kinds of people and will be holding a tea dance for seniors to celebrate Valentine’s and help brighten up their day.
If you are interested in coming to our Valentine’s Day tea dance on Friday 14th February 2014, please give us a call on 020 8330 0070 to book in advance for this event.
If you would like a member of our team to assist you with shopping to purchase a Valentine’s gift for your loved one or preparing a special meal, just give us a call and speak to Jennifer or Seymour.
For information about how Carewatch Kingston can support you and your elderly or disabled relative please call 020 8330 0070 or email Seymour@carewatchkingston.co.uk