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How You Can Make the Holidays Special Special for Your Elders No Matter Where They Live

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Even though most of us have happy memories of holiday celebrations when we were young, this time of the year can be stressful. There are pervasive societal expectations that everything should be happy, regardless of our circumstances. Our elders used to be in charge of making the holidays merry while the younger generations were the focus. But as our elders age and begin to lose their abilities, the holiday responsibilities increasingly fall to us. Our desire is to provide a way for seniors to enjoy the holidays, but their health conditions and living arrangements can make that challenging.

Continue reading on Agingcare for tips about celebrating the holidays with your older adults no matter where they live:

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