Holiday Decorating Tips for Your New Assisted Living Apartment

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senior with poinsetta Moving into an assisted living apartment can seem overwhelming, especially when it’s your loved one’s first time. Now that the holidays have arrived, cozying up the apartment with holiday décor can make the move easier and more festive. Adding your own unique style to the apartment also gives residents a sense of independence. Let’s explore some holiday decorating tips for your loved one’s new assisted living apartment.

  • Avoid using too many decorations; make sure there is plenty of room to walk.
  • Use battery-powered candles.
  • Replace candles with floral centerpieces.
  • Invest in a faux Christmas tree. These come in several different sizes, they’re easy to clean up, and they do not pose the same fire risk as a real tree.
  • Use shatter-proof ornaments.
  • Do not run wires across the floor or under decorative floor rugs, as this creates a tripping hazard.

Safe Holiday Craft Ideas for Seniors

  • Popcorn garlands
  • Marshmallow snow ornament
  • Paper plate crafts
  • Felt & wire ornament

At New Horizons at Marlborough, we encourage our residents to decorate for the holidays if they want to. Whether they’d like to make their own holiday crafts or go shopping at a local shop, there is no limit to what they can do. Every resident is truly unique, which is why we’d like them to show off their creativity in their homes. You’ll find many residents with decorative wreaths on the doors, and each resident recently received a beautiful red poinsettia.


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