While this time of year can be a special time for many, with an increase in family events and a time where many look forward to getting together, it can also be a sensitive time for those in aged care. At Karingal Green, we understand the importance of staying connected with loved ones, especially during this time of year. Rather than looking at what they might be missing out on, here are some tips to stay connected with your family this festive season, from quiet catch-ups to Christmas cards from the grandkids.
Embracing Technology for Connection
In today’s digital age, technology plays a pivotal role in keeping us connected. While this may sound simple, it’s worth remembering that this everyday action actually can go a long way. One simple phone or video call can make an isolating time feel like a special one, especially if you can rope in some of the family to join in for the chat. Whether it’s a Christmas lunch or brunch with the whole extended family or simply sharing a festive message, these digital connections help bridge the distance and keep the festive spirit alive.
Festive Activities and Celebrations
Our community thrives on activities that bring people together. During the festive season, Karingal Green organises a variety of events and activities. From themed dinners in our dining areas and Christmas carols to festive movie nights in our on-site cinema, there are ample opportunities for residents to engage, celebrate, and create new memories.
Personalised Care and Support
Our dedicated team at Karingal Green ensures that each resident receives personalised care and support. This festive season, we pay extra attention to those who might be feeling isolated, ensuring they feel included in all our celebrations and activities. Our holistic approach to care means we’re not just looking after physical health, but emotional and social wellbeing too.
The joy of receiving a homemade card or gift is unparalleled, especially for our residents at Karingal Green. These heartfelt creations, crafted with love, are a wonderful way to show appreciation and care. Encourage your children or young family members to engage in this delightful activity over a weekend or after school. Have them make a Christmas card or a handmade gift for their next visit. Such personal tokens can be proudly displayed in the residents’ rooms, serving as cherished keepsakes during the festive season. There’s nothing quite like the personal touch, and this will make them feel appreciated and valued.
At Karingal Green, we believe the festive season is more than just a celebration; it’s an opportunity to reinforce bonds, create new friendships, and enjoy the warmth of our community. Our commitment is to ensure that every resident feels connected, cared for, and part of our vibrant community during this festive season and beyond.