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5 Thanksgiving Events Henderson Seniors Will Appreciate

By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on

Henderson seniors can celebrate Thanksgiving season by attending local holiday events. Participating in activities can help seniors cultivate new friendships, connect with their communities, and build their self-esteem. Older adults in Henderson, NV, may thoroughly enjoy the following local Thanksgiving events.

1. Cute N Crumbly’s Cookie Class 

On November 19th from 10am to 2pm, Cute N Crumbly’s Cookie Class will take place at the Public Works Coffee Bar at 314 South Water Street. In the cookie class, seniors will learn the basic rules of making royal icing and piping as well as ways to add unique decorative touches to their cookies to give them a custom look. The first part of the class will be a discussion session and practicing techniques, and the second half will involve decorating. In between the two sessions, there will be a lunch break. Seniors can either bring their lunch or purchase it from the local eatery. They’ll be able to take their cookies home and serve them as their Thanksgiving dessert. The class costs $49.99, and the fee includes the supplies and cookies. 

Seniors who need help attending social events can benefit from professional in-home care. Henderson non-medical senior care experts are available to provide high-quality care to seniors on an as-needed basis. From assistance with mobility and exercise to providing transportation to the doctor’s office and social events, there are a variety of ways professional caregivers can help your aging loved one continue to live independently.

2. 4th Annual DragonRidge Turkey Trot

The DragonRidge Country Club at 552 South Stephanie Street will be hosting a 5K and 1 mile walk on November 23rd from 9am to noon. Before the big Thanksgiving feast, seniors can get some exercise and enhance their mood by participating in the 5k or 1 mile holiday races, which begins and ends on the driving range. Seniors can walk or run along the cart path while enjoying the picturesque scenery of the golf course and pleasing views of the Las Vegas valley. Seniors can register before or on the day of the race.

3. Holiday Cactus Garden 

Ethel M. Chocolates at 2 Cactus Garden Drive is hosting a holiday spectacular on Thanksgiving Day from 5pm to 10pm. After enjoying a decadent holiday meal, seniors can walk or skate off the calories at the 3-acre spectacular garden display with a skating rink featuring over one million twinkling, colorful lights. Admission is free.

4. Thanksgiving Luncheon

The Heritage Park Senior Facility at 300 South Racetrack Road will be hosting a holiday meal for seniors aged 50 and over on November 22nd from 10:30am to 1:30pm. The luncheon will feature traditional holiday fare, and it is the perfect way for seniors to celebrate the holiday. It would also be a wonderful social event for seniors who simply love the holiday and want to celebrate it twice in one week with both family members and people their own age. The meal costs $5 for older adults aged 60 and under and $2.50 for those 60 and over.

Caring for a senior loved one and taking him or her out to social events can be a challenging task. Families who find it difficult to care for their aging loved ones without assistance can benefit greatly from professional respite care. Henderson, NV, family caregivers who need a break from their caregiving duties can turn to Home Care Assistance. Using our proprietary Balanced Care Method, our respite caregivers can encourage your loved one to eat well, exercise regularly, get plenty of mental and social stimulation, and focus on other lifestyle factors that promote longevity.

5. Cranberry Slam Pickleball Classic

The Whitney Mesa Recreation Complex at 1575 Galleria Drive will be hosting a sports competition on November 24th and 25th starting at 8:30am each morning. One of the best ways for seniors to burn off their Thanksgiving calories and enhance their mental alertness is by taking part in a game such as pickleball. The categories they can compete in include men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. Seniors must register by November 17th to participate.

Attending outdoor events is one of the many ways seniors can boost their health and wellbeing. Professional caregivers can also help older adults make healthy lifestyle choices that promote longevity. If your elderly loved one needs help maintaining healthy habits, consider hiring a professional caregiver. Henderson families can rely on Home Care Assistance to provide dedicated and compassionate in-home caregivers who are trained in our holistic Balanced Care Method, which was designed to encourage seniors to exercise often, eat nutritious foods, maintain strong social ties, and focus on other lifestyle factors that promote longevity. To hire a professionally trained caregiver for your loved one, call us at (702) 527-7723 today.