For many, the Fourth of July is a fun, summer holiday complete with cookouts, family, friends, and ceremonial fireworks. For others, including senior veterans, it can be a stressful day full of difficult memories or triggering noises. While the Fourth of July is meant to be a carefree day to celebrate our independence, it’s important to keep in mind the unique needs of veterans on this day. After all, our veterans are the heroes who have helped make this freedom possible.
If your parent or loved one lives in a different state, it can be difficult for them to connect with family as you likely do not see each other often. If you’re unable to spend the holiday season together, it can be even tougher on you and your loved one. While being apart for the holidays can be difficult, there are plenty of gifts for seniors that can help them stay connected with family!
Holiday season can be a lonely and melancholy time for loved ones who have moved to a senior living community and miss their spouse, family home and family traditions.