10 January Activities to do with an Older Loved One

Here are some activities to experience and celebrate during January with your older family member or friend!

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  1. Winter is here! Make the most of it by reminiscing with your loved one about winter’s past. See Remembering Winter post.
  2. Help your loved one fill out a new calendar with important dates, birth dates, and scheduled appointments. Hang it in a place where they can see it on a daily basis.
  3. Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935. Celebrate the King of Rock and Roll by watching his movies or listening to his music.
  4. Look through your favorite pie recipes together and bake a pie to celebrate National Pie Day on the 23rd. Later, share a piece of pie and pair it with a cup of coffee or hot tea.
  5. Winter may keep us indoors more often, but it can’t keep us from having fun! See the list of indoor activities for winter post.
  6. If your loved one loves football, there are many games to watch this month and to talk about!
  7. Weather permitting, enjoy a walk around the block or a walk in the park. Take a closer look at what winter looks like and feels like.
  8. Remember Martin Luther King Jr. on the 16th of January, when he is honored. Reminisce about his life and achievements.
  9. When helping your loved one put away holiday decorations, help them to organize and clean out things they no longer need or want.
  10. Set out something new for your loved one. Perhaps it is something they received for Christmas or Hanukkah, or something new they bought for their home. It could be new kitchen towels, new bathroom towels, a new candy dish, a picture, fresh potpourri, or a new table centerpiece.

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