101 Days of Christmas: Visit a Nursing Home
source: Renay Hartman Photography

101 Days of Christmas: Visit a Nursing Home

visit a nursing home
source: Renay Hartman Photography

It’s been a few years since we’ve done this, but visiting a nursing home at Christmas time — to sing carols, hand out cookies and cards or just chat with residents — is a beautiful tradition and a great way to take your focus off the busyness, to-do lists and stuff that surround the holidays and focus on the things that really matter instead.

Most nursing homes welcome individuals and groups to come visit, and arranging a time can be as simple as a phone call to find out what day/time works best.

If you’re not taking an activity to do, spend some time practicing conversation prompts with your older children. It can be awkward to hold a conversation with a stranger, so help them think of questions to ask: What was your favorite thing to do as a child? What is your favorite type of cookie? What is your favorite activity?

Even little ones can get involved handing out ornaments and cards, so this is a fun activity for the whole family.

We’ve missed doing this and are looking forward to going with a local homeschool group in a few weeks!

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  1. Was there more to this post than this? we are taking our grandkids this Sunday and looking forward to it!

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