Thanksgiving Tradition and In Home Care for the Holidays

The Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated yearly in America on the fourth Thursday of November.  This holiday is mostly centered on what we are thankful for, including family and friends, and involves enjoying a large feast together.  Thanksgiving tradition usually includes a large turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and sometimes cranberry sauce.  The traditional feast offers large quantities of food and fresh baked goodies like pies as well. 

Thanksgiving tradition centers around this enormous feast may begin with a viewing of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on the television.  This yearly event happens in New York City and is broadcast throughout the country to be background ambiance in most households.   The television also hosts a few football games filled with rivalry that can usually draw a crowd in the living room.  No matter what is on the TV, it is wonderful to be together as a family to watch and discuss. 

For some families, Thanksgiving tradition includes getting the daily newspaper and scouring the Black Friday ads.  It can be exciting to get out with the crowds and try to get the best deals available and kick of the Christmas shopping season.  Whether or not items are purchased, sometimes it’s just fun to be out with the excitement in the holiday rush. 

After the feast, many families take this time to sit down with a board game to further enjoy their time together.  This can be a fun way to include the younger crowd who might have been shuffled to the “kids table” at dinner.  Charades is a fun and inclusive game that can usually be played by most ages. 

The most important aspect of the Thanksgiving tradition is getting together with family.  This holiday is busiest traveling date of the year because many families do not live near each other.   The best thing about Thanksgiving is having an uninterrupted opportunity to connect and spend time with family and loved ones.  If you have an elderly loved one who is unable to leave their home due to health or mobility issues, you can either bring the feast to them, or call on the support of the highly trained professionals at Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara.

If you would like to learn more about Thanksgiving travel assistance and in home senior care, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777!   The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can show you the many benefits of professional senior care at home or dementia and Alzheimer’s care.  The senior care specialist will also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran.   In home senior care and in home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.


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