Ways to Celebrate July 4th with Seniors

Here are 16 ways to celebrate July 4th with your favorite senior.


  1. Throw a backyard barbecue

  2. Have a patriotic sing-a-long!

  3. Ooh and ahh together while watching parades and fireworks on TV.

  4. Watch a great movie classic like Singin’ in the Rain or Yankee Doodle Dandy.

  5. Play simple card games or classic board games.

  6. Make traditional foods like hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, and coleslaw.

  7. Prepare a simple patriotic dessert – try Jello red, white, and blue or colorful fruit skewers.

  8. Involve them in fruit or veggie preparation or ask them to put prepared salad ingredients in a big bowl.

  9. Organize an ice cream social.

  10. Create paper flags and other decorations to hang everywhere!



6 ways to make festive outings senior-friendly

  1. Limit direct sun exposure by seating them in a cool and shady spot.

  2. Bring a light jacket or blanket to keep them warm at night.

  3. Standing is tiring. Make sure they always have a comfortable seat that supports their back.

  4. Bring their favorite beverages.

  5. Take regular bathroom breaks.

  6. For seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia, limit the time spent at large gatherings.


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