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Transforming A Nursing Home Room This Christmas
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12/03/2014

How can we transform a nursing home room or any room into a room of joy, beauty and love at Christmas time?

The Christmas holidays are supposed to be happy, fun, joyful and overflowing with bonds of love. However, if your loved one lives in a nursing home, the scene may instead be dull, sad and boring.

One Christmas when my mom was in a nursing home, we filled her room with beauty, happiness and joy.  How?  We brought Christmas music, Christmas cookies, punch, red and green construction paper, scissors (or paper cutter) and glue.

Then, we invited all her grandchildren and great grandchildren to come to the party. Grandchildren stopped in at various times and helped to make a Christmas paper chain. All ages participated. With Christmas music playing in the background and Christmas cookies and punch, suddenly my mom’s room was changed from a dull, sad, depressing place to a place of laughter and joy.

Everyone had fun!  The end product was a very long paper chain which went around and around the room.  There was so much joy and laughter in mom’s room.

Consider brightening a nursing home room, hospital room or home by adding a paper chain of love.

For paper chain making directions and elaborate new ideas, Google:  Paper Chains

Additional Christmas resources:
Gifts for the Elderly
Won’t Be Home for the Holidays

Photo Credit: Leslie Grimmett

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