Thanksgiving isn’t a day to spend alone, and older adults living in Fort Myers should take advantage of some holiday activities they can participate in with family, friends, and caregivers this year. Fort Myers, FL, in-home senior care experts have put together a list of 4 great local events taking place during Thanksgiving week that are likely to bring joy to a senior’s life.
1. The Gobbler 5K
This race will take place at the Florida Gulf University on November 24th starting at 7:30am. The marathon gives seniors the opportunity to reduce stress, have fun, and get some exercise before their Thanksgiving celebration begins. It’s also a wonderful event where seniors can bring their friends and family together to begin the day in a healthy way. Seniors of all fitness levels are welcome to run, jog, or walk in this Thanksgiving race.
2. Thanksgiving Cruise
Adventures in Paradise at 14341 Port Comfort Road is offering a Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise on November 24th that departs at 4:30pm and returns at 6pm. After seniors enjoy an amazing Thanksgiving feast with their family or Fort Myers, FL, home caregiver, they can look forward to going on this relaxing holiday cruise and further bond and make special memories together. On this narrated holiday cruise, seniors and their guests will learn about the islands, watch the dolphins play, and see many species of birds. Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and pie will also be served.
3. Feeding the 5000: Thanksgiving Outreach
The Lamb of God Church at 19691 Cypress View Drive will be hosting this food drive during the week of Thanksgiving. There are numerous volunteering opportunities for seniors during this week, including kitchen helpers, servers, dessert packers, and phone staff. On Thanksgiving morning, the church also needs volunteers to deliver the meals to families in need so everyone has something to be thankful for. Volunteering gives seniors a sense of purpose and helps them bond with their community.
4. White Christmas Musical at Broadway Palm
On November 24th, this dinner theater at 1380 Colonial Boulevard is hosting a White Christmas musical and lunch starting at 11:45am or dinner beginning at 5:30pm. Seniors and their families can have a truly memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving at this dinner theater. Socializing with family and the uplifting music featured in this musical are likely to boost a senior’s mood and truly make him or her feel grateful, happy, and loved on Thanksgiving.
If your elderly loved one needs additional support to attend events such as these, reach out to Fort Myers Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers can provide transportation and social companionship and help with tasks like bathing and grooming, and we also offer comprehensive Parkinson’s, stroke, and dementia care Fort Myers seniors can count on. For more information on our in-home care services, call one of our friendly Care Managers today at 239.449.4701.