Valentine’s is a time to show love to your special someone and make them feel special. When your spouse is living in an assisted living home, it can be challenging to come up with creative and fun ideas to celebrate the day.
Nevertheless, with some planning, you can make this Valentine’s Day a memorable and enjoyable experience for both of you. Here are four tips to help make this day more special:
Treat Them to a Romantic Dinner
Take the opportunity to prepare a romantic dinner for your beloved in their room at the assisted living home. Add candles, flowers, and wine or champagne to make it more special. Create your own menu, or make a special order from community dining.
Dedicate time to eat together, even if your beloved cannot eat a full meal. You can still make the day memorable with a heart-shaped cake or your loved one’s favorite dessert. Share stories and memories while playing a board game or card game.
Make Them a Sentimental Gift
Demonstrate your affection this Valentine’s Day with a heartfelt and meaningful present. Crafty individuals may create a scrapbook of photos and shared memories. Alternatively, buy something special, such as a teddy bear or jewelry, and attach a heartfelt message.
Make sure to spend quality time with your loved one or surprise them with a visit from family or friends. Alternatively, donate to a charity your loved one is passionate about. It will show them how much you care and make the day extra special.
For an extraordinary gift, consider creating a scrapbook or photo album showcasing your fondest memories with your beloved. This thoughtful surprise will demonstrate your deep appreciation of your time together. Whatever you pick, make sure it is filled with love and thoughtfulness.
Take Your Spouse Out on Valentine’s Day
Create a special night for your partner that they will never forget. Consider their interests and plan something they will enjoy. If they like going out, a romantic night out, a leisurely walk together, or a trip to a famous landmark in the city could be the perfect way to show your partner how much you care.
You could reserve a table at their favorite restaurant and surprise them with show or favorite sport tickets. Alternatively, a romantic stroll through the city could be the perfect way to enjoy quality time together. If they prefer staying in, an intimate dinner, movie marathon, or massage could make for a romantic evening.
If you can’t make it in person, you can still make Valentine’s Day special for your loved one. Call them and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. Ask them how they are doing, and spend some time talking and catching up. You can also arrange a video chat to enjoy a virtual dinner. You can even send them a personalized gift or card if you feel extra creative.
No matter what you do, make sure your loved one knows that they are in your thoughts and that you are thinking of them on this special day. Spend quality time together and make them feel special and loved.