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.
Chanukah Gift Baskets
Even if your grandparents hadn’t been brought up in ‘modern times’ (think Chanukah ornaments for the Hanukkah bush…), everyone loves a good gift basket! Note: make sure you are aware of any dietary restrictions before presenting one of these beautiful Chanukah gift baskets.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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.
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