Valentine’s’ Day is just around the corner. For seniors, this is the time to focus on their special someone and spread the love. Anchorage home care experts recommend a few local happenings in the city for all seniors hoping to celebrate the Valentine season.
1. Unbound: Conflict in Romance
The Anchorage Museum at 625 C Street will be hosting a love-themed event on February 10th at 6pm. During this workshop, seniors can join the Alaska Romance Writers for literary experiments and heartfelt readings about unique topics, including historical romances. It’s a stress-free, fun way for seniors to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
2. A Fair of the Heart
The Alaska Regional Hospital at 2801 Debarr Road will be hosting a free health fair on February 11th from 8am to noon. Not the most romantic outing for Valentine’s Day, but perhaps one of the most important events seniors can take their sweetheart, friend, or even themselves to. During this health workshop, they can attend seminars, learn CPR, have their blood pressure taken, and get a free blood test to help detect health risks. Reservations aren’t required.
3. Valentine’s Dinner with Chef Shane
The charming South Restaurant and Coffeehouse at 11124 Old Seward Highway will be hosting a special dinner and wine pairing on February 14th at 6:30pm. The menu of the night will feature scallops and beet ravioli. Senior couples, friends, and singles are all welcome to come and enjoy fabulous dining at communal tables and make heartfelt memories together.
4. Card Games
The Anchorage Senior Activity Center at 1300 East 19th Avenue will be hosting a fun bridge game on February 14th from 11am to 2pm. This event may give seniors the perfect holiday spot to lift their spirits and a chance to socialize and make friends with others their age.
5. Valentine’s Potluck Social
The Mabel T. Caverly Senior Center will be holding a Valentine’s event at the First Congregational Church at 2610 East Northern Lights Boulevard on February 16th from 11:30am to 2pm. This holiday church social gives seniors the opportunity to socialize, share, and eat delicious food while engaging in interesting conversation with each other. For seniors with no means of transportation, van rides will be available.
If your elderly loved one is planning to have some fun during this season of love, a friendly live-in or hourly caregiver in Anchorage can support him or her in a variety of ways. Home Care Assistance offers custom care plans for seniors, which can include medication reminders and transportation to and from popular Valentine’s Day events, among other services. Call us today at (907) 770-0907 and learn more about our care plans.