Once you’ve completed a hearty Thanksgiving meal with your family, what could be a better way to spend time with your senior loved one than watching a movie or two together? Experts on senior home care Fort Myers families appreciate suggest these 4 Thanksgiving-themed movies for a wonderful holiday bonding experience.
1. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
This classic comedy stars Steve Martin and the late John Candy. Martin is a businessman desperately trying to get home to his family in time for Thanksgiving. Along the way, Martin encounters a salesman played by Candy. The unlikely pair joins up as they each try to make it home. Along the way, they endure a series of misadventures involving various modes of transportation. The movie is hilarious, heartwarming, and provides an excellent reason for you and your loved one to share funny stories about your own family holidays when plans went awry.
2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
This Woody Allen film chronicles the romantic lives of three sisters and takes place over the course of three Thanksgiving celebrations. Each family gathering provides a benchmark for the status of the sisters’ various relationships. Your loved one will likely enjoy Allen’s subtle humor and the note of authenticity he brings to the family dynamics in the movie.
3. Home for the Holidays (1996)
Directed by Jodie Foster, this comedy/drama offers an all-star cast, including Holly Hunter, Robert Downey, Jr., Anne Bancroft, and Charles Durning. Hunter plays a single mom who returns home for Thanksgiving after just losing her job. Various relatives and old tensions greet her as the family struggles to have an orderly and traditional Thanksgiving. Your loved one will likely enjoy the true to life portrayal of a family that argues but eventually works through differences to reach an understanding.
4. Scent of a Woman (1992)
This film is the story of a prep school student, played by Chris O’Donnell, who takes a job over Thanksgiving break looking after a blind, retired military officer portrayed by Al Pacino. The two men develop a close bond despite their age differences as each contemplates life-changing decisions. Your loved one is sure to enjoy iconic scenes involving a tango and a joy ride in a Ferrari that helped earn Pacino an Oscar for his performance.
The holiday season is the perfect time to give your loved one the companionship he or she may need. For other times when you may be occupied, Fort Myers caregivers are available 24/7 to offer him or her emotional support and companionship while assisting with many important daily tasks. At Home Care Assistance, we strive to ensure optimum safety and comfort for seniors as they age in place. For more information, call one of our Care Managers at 239.449.4701 to schedule a complimentary consultation.