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5 Thanksgiving Events for Aging Adults in Las Vegas

Whether Las Vegas seniors are feeling excited or melancholy about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, attending local events can enhance their overall wellbeing. Going to events during the holidays can also help older adults experience some level of mental stimulation. The following local holiday events in Las Vegas are sure to brighten a senior’s day.

1. Take and Bake Pies

Sur La Table at 1980 Festival Plaza Drive will be offering a pie baking class on November 21st from 10am to 12:30pm. This class offers seniors an exciting and unique way to add a classic pumpkin or apple pie to their Thanksgiving table. Seniors will enjoy working alongside groups of students while learning to make delicious fillings and the perfect pie crust, and they’ll assemble and take home their pies in high-quality pans to bake and serve for Thanksgiving. The class offers seniors a clever way to serve their guests homemade desserts with no messy cooking area to clean up. The pie baking class costs $85, and the fee includes the pies and pans.

If your senior loved one needs help attending social events, consider hiring a professional caregiver. The elder care services Las Vegas, Nevada, seniors need can vary. Some need assistance a few hours a day, while others require more extensive around-the-clock assistance. At Home Care Assistance, we tailor our care plans based on each senior’s individual care needs, and the plans can be adjusted at any time.

2. Thanksgiving Lunch

The Las Vegas Senior Center at 451 East Bonanza Road will be serving a holiday meal for older adults ages 50 and up on November 21st from noon to 5pm. At this luncheon, seniors can connect and socialize with people their age as they enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal of mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey, and pumpkin pie. Seniors need to reserve their spot before November 17th. The meal costs $6 with a City of Las Vegas senior program membership. 

3. Wobble Before You Gobble 

Wobble Before You Gobble is an exciting run that will take place at Kellogg Zaher Park at 7901 West Washington Avenue on November 23rd at 8am. Before seniors sit down to their Thanksgiving feast with their families, they can enjoy a quick 5K or 1 mile run or walk in the park with their community members. There will be special group awards for older adults aged 50 to 59, as well as 60 and up. The preregistration fee for the 5K is $35, and the 1 mile cost is $30. The fees include a shirt, finisher’s medal, goodie bag, and snacks and drinks before and after the race.

From attending outdoor social events to managing daily tasks at home, there are several activities older adults may need help with. If your aging loved one needs occasional help with bathing, grooming, cooking, or other basic household tasks, or if you need time to attend to important personal matters, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of live-in and respite care. Las Vegas seniors can maintain their independence while living at home with the help of our reliable respite caregivers. 

4. Celtic Thanksgiving V 

The Clark County Library at 1401 East Flamingo Road will be hosting a musical event for seniors in the main theater on November 25th from 4pm to 6pm. The holiday musical will begin with a video followed by the entrance of a full bagpipe band. Seniors may have an uplifting experience watching the video as well as the Scottish and Irish dancers while listening to the bagpipers and Celtic singers. Admission is $5. Wheelchair tickets are available.

5. Black Friday Shopping Spectacular in Las Vegas 

The Palace Station Hotel & Casino at 2411 West Sahara Avenue will be hosting a shopping extravaganza on November 24th from 10am to 5pm. Seniors can walk off the calories from their Thanksgiving feast by strolling from booth to booth at the shopping event. While exploring the booths, seniors can buy special holiday presents and engage in conversations with more than 80 vendors. Older adults who arrive early will get the chance to receive a free bag filled with goodies.

Attending social events is one of the many ways older adults can boost their health and wellbeing. Professional caregivers can also help seniors make healthy lifestyle choices that keep several diseases at bay. If your elderly loved one needs help maintaining healthy habits, consider hiring a professional home caregiver. Las Vegas families can rely on Home Care Assistance to provide dedicated and compassionate in-home caregivers who are trained in our holistic Balanced Care Method, which was designed to encourage seniors to exercise often, eat nutritious foods, maintain strong social ties, and focus on other lifestyle factors that promote longevity. To create a customized home care plan for your elderly loved one, give us a call at 702-550-3185 today.