Celebrating Valentine’s Day surrounded by loving friends and family is marvelous at any age, and it can be an especially meaningful time for seniors. Here at Beverly Hills Carmel, we know every day is special, but we want to encourage participation in the day of romance by offering these six senior and family friendly activities to celebrate the occasion:
1. Valentine's Candy Bingo
Spice up a game of bingo by replacing blotters or tokens with delicious Valentine candies. Red or pink wrapped Hershey Kisses and conversation hearts make great bingo markers and sweeten the fun, too. You can craft customized bingo cards using numbers or squares containing Valentine’s Day trivia answers for a new twist on the game. Of course, you’ll also have some tasty treats to enjoy after the game ends.
2. Name That Love Tune Game
Just like the classic game show, choose a host to be the master of ceremonies and have them create a list of love songs to play for participants. Participants will compete to see who can name that tune first. While including some popular modern music, be sure to include some songs that seniors are sure to know. Some ideas include:
- Pennies From Heaven
- Show Me The Way To Go Home
- Moonlight Bay
- Shine On Harvest Moon
- Side By Side
- By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
3. Crown a Karaoke King and Queen
If you want to do more than just name tunes, nothing livens up a Valentine’s Day get together like karaoke! All you need is a karaoke machine and a TV screen to get the good times rolling as seniors share their favorite songs with the group. When the show is over, attendees can vote for their favorite acts who will be crowned as the winners.
4. Valentine Charades
Fun activities like charades complement any engagement and is sure to bring on some smiles and laughter. Participants could opt to act out their favorite romantic song or movie titles, and let the guessing games begin.
5. Valentine’s Day Word Games
Word games are a popular staple of our fun activities here at Beverly Hills Carmel. A quick online search will score you several printable crossword puzzles and Valentine related word games that will thrill sweethearts. Hold a competition to see who finishes their puzzle first and reward them with Valentine treats. Mad Libs are another fun word game that allows participants to randomly supply nouns, verbs and adjectives that are then used to fill in the blanks of a pre-written short Mad Lib story. The randomness of the game typically creates some hilarious and nonsensical results.
6. Create a Memory Box
Ensure that no important memory is forgotten by crafting a box to fill with mementos that can be shared with friends and family. Decide how many memories you want to store, and choose an appropriate box or container to decorate with colorful paper and cut out hearts. This fun activity is also a great way for seniors to share their live’s most important moments with their loved ones.
If you’re looking for an elegant senior independent and assisted living facility in Beverly Hills for yourself or a loved one, contact The Beverly Hills Carmel to schedule a tour of our facility today.