Problem: Grandma is turning 90, but since her assisted living move, travel isn’t so easy anymore. Solution: bring the party to her! Most senior living communities have space devoted for families to enjoy a private party, or a common area where residents can invite new friends to celebrate too.
There may be a schedule or procedure for reserving the room; this is typically handled by the community’s dining or activities staff. Costs may vary, depending on the size of the party and what the organizers wants to serve (cake and punch versus a full birthday dinner), or if they want the community to cater the event versus handling it themselves.
Birthdays should always be special, and celebrating accordingly is a great way to bring the generations together in senior living. Younger family members who may be hesitant about visiting a relative in a new place or adult children who are struggling with guilt or grief about a senior living transition may find it’s easier to put those feelings aside when cake and ice cream are involved.