Easter was a little different this year but still full of love and affirmations. All Seniors Care enjoyed wearing favourite pastels & taking part in Easter traditions around our residences. Learn about three of these exciting traditional experiences.
One historical Easter tradition is baking hot cross buns on Good Friday and eating them throughout the Easter weekend. It was a common belief that the buns baked during the holiday wouldn’t go bad and brought you luck.
You’re better off eating these delicious buns with your breakfast or afternoon tea than keeping them as a good luck charm. You can follow this hot cross bun recipe to make your own and enjoy them fresh out of the oven. While they’re still hot, slather them in butter, jam, or Canadian maple syrup.
If you don’t want to bake, you can still indulge in a variety of store-bought treats like chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, and marshmallow sweets. The grandkids will love the sugary feast.
Colouring Easter Eggs
Colouring eggs is another Easter tradition that the whole family will love. Dip hardboiled eggs into a bowl of hot water mixed with food colouring and a teaspoon of vinegar. And you don’t have to stop there. You can make glitter eggs or draw fun patterns on the shells using crayons. Get creative.
Easter Egg Hunt
Of course, one of the best traditions is the Easter egg hunt. Hide chocolate or dyed eggs around your home. Then encourage your grandkids to find as many eggs as they can and collect them in their baskets. For the younger children, put the eggs in plain sight. Older children will want a bit of a challenge during the hunt.
Every year, All Seniors Care Living Centres across Canada host Easter egg hunts. This year we changed our egg hunt with social distancing in mind and delivered Easter treats to residents.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it very risky for families to come visit our facilities, even for special events and holidays. Seniors are especially vulnerable to the virus. You can contact us for more info about how we’re handling this situation.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t get creative with holiday traditions. Families can do their own Easter egg hunts at home and share the experience with residents. They can stream the hunt using apps like Zoom or Skype. They can send videos or photos through text or email.
You can even share your Easter egg hunt with All Seniors Care. We are very active on social media. It’s where we share updates about events like The All Seniors Care Games and news about our homes around the country. Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Click here to learn more about All Seniors Care and our social media accounts.
Recent closures and cancellations can take a toll on your mental health. Staying positive and taking good care of yourself will make these circumstances much easier to handle. Click here to see how you can practice healthy senior living and to see how seniors can beat depression during challenging times.
There are lots of ways that you can find joy during the Easter holiday. Try one or more of these wonderful traditions with your family. Your grandkids are bound to love them.