Festive holiday events give seniors the opportunity to get out of the house and do something exciting to celebrate Christmas. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of elderly care in Anchorage, suggests 4 upcoming must-attend Christmas events for seniors.
1. Christmas Village
The Dena’ina Center at 7th and F Street will be hosting a free craft show on December 17th from 10am to 6pm. This fair gives seniors the opportunity to finish their last minute holiday shopping while mingling and spreading holiday cheer to all the vendors. Your loved one will find affordable crafts, decadent food, and handmade gifts, such as scented soaps, from over 100 talented vendors gathered in the Exhibit Hall. Your loved one can also bring the grandkids along to get a cherished photo taken with Santa.
2. Annual Christmas Recital
The Anchorage Museum at 625 C Street is hosting a holiday recital on December 17th from 7am to 9pm. Seniors can celebrate part of their holiday experiencing the joy of dance and support local dancers at the same time. Watching the magical recital can put your loved one in the holiday spirit and also help him or her relax and lower stress levels, just in time for Christmas.
3. Christmas in Spenard
The Hard Rock Café at 415 East Street is hosting a hilarious holiday extravaganza through December 22nd. Shows start at 7pm and last approximately 2 hours. It features a spoof Alaskan musical comedy, amazing dancers and singers, a live band, and about three minutes of meaningful holiday fluff that should keep seniors uplifted and laughing all evening long. Delicious food and drinks will also be available.
4. Family Holiday POPS
The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts at 621 West 6th Avenue will be hosting this spectacular music event, which features the Anchorage Concert Chorus and Orchestra, on December 18th at 4pm. Seniors can take a break from a hectic holiday schedule and enjoy an exciting afternoon, participating in a carol sing-a-long and traditional hymns that can help raise their consciousness and boost their mood. Seniors can also attend a talk about the performance an hour before the big event.
Opportunities to go out and socialize are vital for a senior’s emotional wellbeing. If your loved one wants to attend any of these or other Christmas events, you can arrange for a professional Anchorage hourly caregiver from Home Care Assistance to drive your loved one to and from the event. Our caregivers are also trained to assist with tasks like bathing, dressing, and grooming.
A trusted name in reliable senior care, Home Care Assistance also offers comprehensive post-stroke, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s care Anchorage, AK, families can trust. For more information, contact Home Care Assistance of Anchorage at (907) 770-0907 to schedule a free consultation and meet with a friendly Care Manager.