Safe New Year’s Eve Practices for Older Adults in Phoenix

20 Dec 2018

It’s just a week to the New Year’s. You all must be planning your New Year’s celebration but there are a few things that needs to be considered which includes food, drinks and entertainment. These three features at the top of the list in a party planner’s thoughts. There are other things that also need to be taken into consideration such as the comforts of your guests especially if you are planning to invite over older adults or one who lives in an assisted facility.

Assisted living facilities consist of compassionate caregivers who offer round the clock care and support to residents who suffer from mobility or memory issues. If you are a resident of the Phoenix region in Arizona, you can consider the acclaimed Anthem Senior Living as an option. Expect for your senior loved one to receive the best form of Anthem assisted living care and support.

In the run up to the New Year, avoid the following during your party:

Say “NO” to Fireworks– Most people bring in the New Year with shooting of fireworks and banging a few pots and pans here and there. It is advisable that you forgo the fireworks if older adults are going to or will join you as fireworks create a lot of noise which in turn can unnerve any assisted living guests. Go for sparklers instead.

Offer any Substitute for Alcoholic Beverages- To raise a toast at midnight is a tradition for many people. But for older people, alcohol may conflict with any medications they take or might simply make them feel sick. Consider serving sparkling cider or some other festive but non-alcoholic drink if you are hosting senior citizens.

Avoid Balloons– The best way to decorate for a party is by blowing up balloons of different colors. It is a simple and fun way as well to decorate for a party. Balloons that will float around on the floor or have long strings can be a tripping hazard for anyone- we are especially referring to older adults over here. If you cannot do without balloons, go for the ones filled with helium so they won’t be on the floor and do keep their strings short for avoiding any untoward accident.

Offer a Range of Music– There are no two ways about the fact that you should play music from multiple decades to please everyone for a party with multiple generations of people attending which will make everyone equally involved. The music shouldn’t be too loud as some of your guests may be sensitive to loud noises.

If you or your senior loved one is looking for a new place to call home in the New Year, look no further than the award-winning Anthem Senior Living in Phoenix, AZ. Book an appointment and take a tour of our facility which will help you to make an informed decision.

On the eve of New Year’s:

  1. We decorate the entire facility.
  2. Plan a sumptuous menu for the residents and their family members.
  3. Plan some interesting games for residents to enjoy.

Do the countdown together.


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