Let’s Have a Party! Have a Family Get-Together for Your Senior Loved One

Home Care in Brownsburg, IN Planning a Party can be a Great Way for Seniors to Reconnect with Family

Home Care in Brownsburg, IN Being invited to a party or event can be an exciting activity for seniors. However, you may not know what type of event to put on. What is the party for? That will help you in the planning. Who should be invited? Should it be a small gathering or a larger family get-together? Is it for her birthday, anniversary or something else? Here are some theme ideas (let’s start with food):

  • Chocolates. Anything goes, as long as it’s chocolate: mousse, pudding, fudge, brownies, cake, cookies. And be sure to have plenty of milk on hand. A chocolate lover never outgrows the love for milk with chocolate! But also have coffee and other beverages.
  • Ice cream. Serve every flavor in existence, if possible.
  • Cultural. Serve up a dish from a variety of foreign lands.
  • Cookie tasting. Need more be said?
  • Dips. Supply lots of chips so everyone can enjoy the variety of tantalizing dips.
  • Salad. Have everyone bring their best and most original salad: greens, beet, egg, chicken, fruit, pasta—any and every kind of salad.
  • Pizza making party. Now how fun is that?


Several themes can revolve around dancing, such as a Mexican night, with lots of great food and music. A prom night theme can be formal or semi-formal, complete with a DJ or live band, if possible. A folk dance demo can involve students from a local performing arts center or dance studio coming to give demos. A fiesta night can have lots of bright colors in addition to the music for lots of dancing. And of course, no fiesta is complete without Central and South American dishes.


Ladies will love a manicure afternoon, maybe with volunteer manicurists to offer their time. A spa day can have volunteer aestheticians pamper everyone with massages, aromatherapy, etc. The necklace making event can have tables equipped with an array of beads, thread and other tools, to create necklaces for yourselves or for your granddaughters.


How about hiring a magician if nobody personally knows one and having a night filled with magic tricks? A caricature theme can have a professional caricaturist do everyone’s caricature—for free or a small fee. While you’re at it, have a “psychic” present to do readings for entertainment. A Scrabble evening will thoroughly entertain Scrabble enthusiasts. The sitcom marathon can go on for several hours.

Whatever the party is for, your parent will love to see family members. Little ones are usually the favorites and everyone can come prepared with hugs from granny. Consider having everyone sign a giant card ahead of time and then she can display it on her wall.

A caregiver from in-home care service can help your senior mom with personal and home care chores as well as accompanying her to activities.

The caregivers at Great Care are available to talk with you and your family about all of your home care needs. Great Care is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable home care in Brownsburg, IN and the surrounding areas. Call (317) 595-9933 for more information.

About Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan is the Owner at GreatCare of Indianapolis IN.
GreatCare is a licensed, personal services agency, providing in-home care services to the Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas. We serve the personal health and daily care needs of seniors or individuals who prefer to stay at home, but require assistance with everyday activities, such as dressing, personal hygiene, meal preparation, laundry or errands. Our team of certified nurse aids and home health aids can provide you with personalized, in-home care services to meet your needs, including:
Daytime hourly in-home care
Temporary or post-hospital respite care
24-hour, around-the-clock home care
Morning and evening care
Overnight / Slumber care
In addition, we offer our Care Compass service, to assist in setting the course for the next stage in your loved ones life. We guide you through the currents of aging, and help you find your true north. Our licensed nurses, with experience in hospice and geriatric care, will help guide you through the complex and often sensitive journey of selecting an in-home care service, and will provide a smooth transition to a new way of life for your loved one, without the anxiety and fear.

Our current nursing and management team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the home healthcare services industry. All of our caregivers are bonded, insured and screened thoroughly, so you know you’ll be receiving the greatest care possible. That’s why we stand by our mission: to deliver the same, quality care we expect for ourselves and our loved ones.