Holiday activities suitable for every family member

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - With the holidays just around the corner many seniors may already be worrying about all of the plans their families have made. Patricia Cook, from MediNurse stopped by with some easy activity ideas for the whole family, no matter their age.

Cook suggests that families should cook a favorite meal together. Prepare a dish the senior once prepared as a holiday tradition.  Involving the senior in the process, instead of making it for them, allows the senior to feel helpful and needed.

Another option is seeing the city's beautiful holiday lights.  Taking a senior loved one, especially a senior who can no longer drive, on a ride through town for an enjoyable evening together. Playing a favorite board game together would be beneficial for all parties as well.  It is important to get seniors' minds engaged by playing games or doing puzzles.  Focused interaction means a lot to seniors, especially during the busy holidays.

Cook offered even more options, including singing carols together, baking holiday treats, addressing holiday cards, and watching old family movies together.

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