Valentine’s Day is for all the lovers out there who choose to prove their love to each other on this particular day, typically by exchanging tokens of affection. When it comes to seniors, Valentine`s Day is not particularly meaningful, but maybe it does not have to be this way. If your aging parent likes traditions in general, you should encourage them to celebrate Valentine`s Day, even if not in a romantic way. After all, love can be celebrated in different ways, and this particular day can be a chance to show some love to people around you – friends and families. It is also a moment to bring up some warm memories about a lost life partner. All these can bring your senior parent joy and contentment.
A general loving state of mind instead of romantic sugary is probably the best way to celebrate Valentine`s Day for everyone!
Besides, biologically, love stimulates the production of dopamine in the body, which is a hormone that makes people happier, therefore seniors can use Valentine`s Day as a pretext to boost their moods with feelings of love.
So, why not encourage your senior parent to show some love by planning some nice activities with friends or family, cooking a Valentine`s Day meal or crafting cards for the loved ones? Do a search for an Abilene senior living near me center and find someone who does not have family and share time with them.