COVID-19 has increased the feeling of isolation in senior care facilities due to the resident’s families not being able to visit. Although quarantine has made it difficult to see your loved ones, specifically your elderly parents, it does not mean that you can’t spend quality time with them.
To help you spend more quality time with your parents, here are some quarantine activities that you both can participate in together virtually:
- Eat Together
- Play Board Games
- Tell and Listen to Stories
- Look Through Old Photos
- Take a Virtual Class/Tour
- Do Crafts
Check out the article below for a few specific tips and ideas to make these activities more fun for you and your family!
1. Eat Together
Do you and your parents have a favorite restaurant or meal that you guys all love? Order that meal for delivery! You can get the meal delivered to your parent’s senior facility and take the time to eat that same meal with them over FaceTime. Not only will it feel like you are all there together, but it will also bring everyone closer as you eat your favorite meal.
2. Play Board Games
Whether it’s cards or a game of Scattergories, there are a variety of games that you can play over video chats (such as Zoom, Facebook Portal, Facetime). Playing games not only stimulates the mind, but it is a great way to get to know each other even better as you do something fun.
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3. Tell and Listen to Stories
Do your parents have their favorite stories that they repeat to you over and over again? By telling you the story, it shows you that they really valued those moments and that they do not want to forget them. It is always the best when you can remember meaningful moments and can share them with the people you care about.
4. Look Through Old Photos
When you look back at old photos, it is fun to reminisce about the times you had with people you cared about and think about the exciting adventures you have gone on. Looking through old photos is also a great way to help jog your parent’s memory.
5. Take a Virtual Class or Tour
Many museums and schools have made it easier to get an education without having to leave your home. Take the time to join a class that both you and your parents are passionate about or “take them” to a country that they always have wanted to go to. It is a great way to learn more about a country or subject without having to pay tons of money to do so.
6. Make Something
Do your parents like to knit or sew? Or perhaps they like to cook. Whatever it is that they like, take the time to create something with them over video chat. It is a great way to do something they enjoy while spending quality time with them.
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Do you have more activities that you do with your parents that aren’t mentioned?
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