There are some valuable lessons we have learned from a global pandemic: Isolation has reminded us that what we truly love about the holiday season is celebrating with family and friends. With just a little creativity, togetherness is still possible this Thanksgiving. If it’s necessary in your case then let’s make a plan to celebrate virtually!
Celebrating virtually means way more than a phone call! While there is nothing quite like the waft of Aunt Susie’s cologne when she pulls you in close, a virtual celebration this Thanksgiving means the fun and memories can still be enjoyed. Just jump on FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Group Meet, or any one of a dozen other online tools…and enjoy some family time!
- Watch the parade together – We know, Mom is the only one who truly enjoys it, but play along. It’s tradition!
- Play a game – Words with Friends, Yahtzee, a digital scavenger hunt, family BINGO…the list is endless!
- Prepare dinner together – A video chat while one mashes the potatoes and another puts the bird in the oven can bring the same chatter and laughter as the family kitchen.
- Watch a movie – If your family typically heads to the theater after the traditional post-indulgence nap, consider watching one on Netflix together. Keep the phone lines open and enjoy the intermittent chatter while you do!
- Express yourself –It’s never been more important for us to talk about how we feel. If you’re shedding some tears this holiday season, shed them together. If you’re more thankful than ever for one another (and we truly hope you are!), say it.
Although safety and travel guidelines continue to waiver, it is possible to celebrate family over miles.
We at Parkview trust you will have a truly happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for our residents and will do all we can to ensure that this holiday season is one of joy and family.