Bring The Holiday Spirit To Our Elderly Jewish Friends With Some Beautiful Hanukkah Decorations
The Christmas/Hanukkah season may not be so joyful for some of our elderly loved ones. Long days and longer nights without their loved ones may bring melancholy and depression.
You can easily brighten your elderly loved one’s mood, no matter where they live, with the addition of some simple Hanukkah decorations. Some of these decorations, like window clings, are great for those who might be in a nursing home or rehab. They’re easily peeled off the window after the holiday season is over – just in time for you to replace them with New Year’s Eve window clings!
Some of our Bubie and Zaidies may not have been raised with any kind of decoration for Chanukah so you might tread gently before bringing in a Hanukkah bush. Speaking of which, here is my first article in this series for Jewish folks (myself being part of the tribe) – you can find it by clicking Christmas Ornaments For Jewish People.
Hanukkah Gelt and Chocolate Dreidels
Provided your elderly loved one doesn’t have dietary restrictions, spread some Hanukah gelt around. This little sweet treat is also wonderful to have around when the grandchildren come to visit Bubie and Zaidie.
And, who can say ‘No’ to a chocolate dreidel?
Milk Chocolate Hanukkah Gelt Coins (4.94 Oz.) – GoldLake Champlain Chocolates Dark Coins Bag, 26 Pieces, 6.84 Ounces3D Chocolate Draidel Great For Chanukah, Fresh Made On Order, Gourmet Vegan Chocolate, Kosher Parve, Milk Chocolate Option
Hanukkah Decorations Wouldn’t Be Complete Without A Menorah
Menorahs now come in battery or electric mode which is perfect for an elderly loved one who is on oxygen (no open flames allowed) and the traditional type where a candle is physically lit each night.
Traditional Hanukkah Menorahs
If having a contained, open flame is not an issue, giving your senior citizen friend a new menorah might be a great way to share the Hanukkah season with them.
Pewter Hanukkah Menorah with Tree of Life Design and Vintage Antique LookZion Judaica Hanukkah Menorah Silverplated Full Size Non Tarnish – Classic Geometric Style Precision Die CastedLenox Judaic Blessings Metal MenorahRite-Lite Judaica Hand-Dipped Shades of Blue 5 3/4-Inch Chanukah Candles, Box of 45Rite-Lite Judaica Deluxe Chanukah Candles, Multicolor. Box of 45`Rite-Lite Judaica Hand-Dipped Rainbow 5.75-Inch Chanukah Candles, Box of 45
Battery Or Electric Menorahs
All three of the below menorahs have lights that will light up individually so the 8 nights of Hanukkah can be observed in the traditional manner by lighting an additional candle each night. Note, for the 1st link below, in order to have the candles light individually, one will have to unscrew those candles to remain unlit.
Why not hang some Hanukkah garland around the room to add a festive element to your elderly loved one’s surroundings?
Amscan Joyous Hanukkah Festival Menorah Hanging Swirl Ceiling Decoration, MulticolorSet of 10 Holographic Star, Dreidel & Menorah Chanukah Lights – White Wire9′ Prism Star of David GarlandHappy Hanukkah Hanging Decorations 2 Pack – (1) Letter Banner & (1) Menorah, Star of David, and Dreidel images banner, 6’L x 7″H
Hanukkah Window Clings
After my own elderly Mom broke her hip, I was in the rehab facility with her for 3 weeks – right over the Chanukah season. Since I was there right beside her, day in and day out, I picked up some festive window clings. The nurses and staff were enamored with these easy holiday decorations.
Happy Hanukkah Menorah & Star of David – Etched Vinyl Stained Glass Film, Static Cling Window Decal3 Pack of Hanukkah Window Gel Clings Decoration; Hanukkah Decorations includes Happy Hanukkah, Menorah & Star of David!1 X Large Hanukkah Glitter Window Static ClingHanukkah Reusable Gel Window Clings ~ Menorah and Stars (29 Clings, 1 Sheet)Happy Chanukah & Menorah Window Gel ClingsHanukkah Candles Static Cling Window Decals Removable and Reusable Holiday Clings