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Valentine's Day Crafts and In Home Dementia Care

When it comes to coming up with Valentine’s Day crafts for seniors, the most important element is love.  Time spent with an elderly loved one is more important than the activity itself.  Take the time to visit with your loved one.  The gift of time spent together is more valuable than anything money can buy. 

A wonderful way to brighten a cold winter’s day is to create a homemade sun catcher.  All you need are sheet protectors, scissors, hard finish Mod Podge, a foam brush, and some colorful tissue paper cut into small pieces.  Simply brush the sheet protector with the Mod Podge and cover with the tissue paper pieces.  Allow to dry completely.  The tissue paper creation will come right off the plastic.  Cut out a heart and tape to the window!  A homemade sun catcher that is sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face.

A fun Valentine’s Day craft for seniors is as simple as creating festive paper cards.  All you need is some thick paper stock, but construction paper is fine, some random buttons that can be painted red or left as is, some markers, and imagination.  You can glue the buttons into the shape of a heart of in the form of the word LOVE on the cover of the card.  Using the marker, you will be able to jot down words of love on the inside.  A personal card is not only fun to make, but it is also more heartfelt and will be appreciated by the recipient.

If your loved one has some jarred candles in the house, a Valentine’s Day craft would include wrapping the jar with paper for a cheerful look.  Any type of colored paper, usually in red or pink will look adorable taped around a votive.  Add a colorful ribbon for a complete look.

If your senior loved one likes to bake, perhaps a fun Valentine’s Day craft would be to make some delicious cake balls.  Chocolate covered strawberries are also a festive way to celebrate the holiday.  Peanut butter and jam heart cookies are a fun twist on a routine recipe.  Simply press two fingers into the dough twice to make a heart, then fill with jam.  It looks as good as it tastes!

With winter weather still making outdoor activities difficult, we need to find creative ways to stay entertained indoors.  Valentine’s Day is a great reason to pull out the crafting supplies and look up some fun ideas to create.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777!   The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can 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 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.