Backyard barbecues, days at the beach, and fireworks. Here comes the 4th of July!
With such grand expectations, holidays can be a mixed bag when it comes to visiting loved ones. Some families have long-standing traditions that are complicated by the needs of aging parents. Never fear – There are plenty of ways to celebrate the 4th of July that incorporate summer excitement and the needs of everyone in your family!
Hosting a celebration at your home can be a great way to celebrate the day and keep it comfortable for all. If that’s not an option – San Diego has plenty of fantastic opportunities to have fun this Wednesday!
Ideas for celebrating at home:
Host an indoor/outdoor barbecue – Host a barbecue in your backyard, and set up stations for guests to enjoy outdoors and indoors! Outside, everyone can enjoy cooking up hotdogs and burgers. Set up a snack station indoors with cold foods like potato salad, and chips and salsa. This will keep a steady flow of guests mingling inside and outdoors. That way, seniors can enjoy the sun as they wish, and take a break indoors without feeling excluded. Everyone enjoys the festivities!
Have a movie night – A great way to make your celebration inclusive for the whole family is by enjoying a patriotic film (Forrest Gump anyone?) in the evening. Kids can help by handing out popcorn and “concessions.” Elders in the family can enjoy the day in a comfortable environment. Then as the night winds down, you can enjoy the Fireworks display on your favorite local news station.
What senior-friendly events are happening in San Diego on 4th of July? We have compiled a list of highlights for you here:
- Coronado Community Concert Band at 4 p.m. at Spreckels Park
- Fireworks Dinner Cruise on the San Diego Bay
- Julian Fourth of July Parade starting at 11:45 a.m.
- Kennedy Park 4th of July Picnic in El Cajon
- Independence Day at the Border featuring Music, Art Village and children’s area at 3 p.m.
Let us know if you have more ideas for a senior-inclusive Fourth of July celebration! Also, if you are looking for a great living situation for your loved ones, get in touch! We offer free services to San Diego families looking for senior living.
You can contact us for more information on our San Diego senior housing placement process. Not located in San Diego? We can refer to you services in another location.
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