A Message from Executive Director/President Toni Lynn Davis MHA, CNHA, FACHCA

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. It is a wonderful holiday to share with the senior citizens in your life. Keep in mind a few simple tips to ensure that your day goes smoothly for you and your loved ones.

If you plan on visiting your senior at their home be sure to schedule that visit when they are most energetic which is before the late afternoon or evening. If you take them to a restaurant or bring them home for festivities, try not to overtire or over stimulate them. Keep noise levels moderate.

Ensure they can be safely transported and have a comfortable place to sit at your event. Plan a rest period and resting place during the day if necessary.  Ensure there are food choices that are delicious, healthy and fit into any food restrictions or physical abilities they may have. Bring any medication, supplies or supplements that they are required to use during the time period of their visit.

End your visit on a high note. Be aware when your elder is ready to go and have a plan to return them home even if the event is not over. Likewise, be cognizant of when they may be ready for you to leave them.

Pre-planning sharing your holiday with your senior will ensure a wonderful day for all!