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Thanksgiving Activities for Seniors

Thanksgiving activities for seniors

This Thanksgiving, why not try something new and include your loved ones in on the fun? Ventana By Buckner has put together a list of our top Thanksgiving activities for seniors that are sure to get everyone involved in the holiday spirit. From baking pies to watching classic Thanksgiving movies, there’s something for everyone on this list. So get started early and enjoy quality time with your family this Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving Activities For Seniors

It can be difficult figuring out fun things that seniors and their adult children can to do together during the holiday. Consider the following activities:

1. Baking Pies

Nothing says “Thanksgiving” like homemade pies. This year, enlist your senior loved ones in the baking process. Whether they’re making pumpkin pie from scratch or simply lending a hand with the crust, baking pies is a great way to spend quality time together. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labor afterward.

2. Playing Games

Games are always a hit at family gatherings. This year, break out some classic board games or try your hand at a new card game. It’s a great way to get everyone laughing and enjoying each other’s company. Plus, it’s a low-key activity that’s perfect for seniors who might not be up for something more strenuous.

3. Watching Classic Thanksgiving Movies

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by watching some classic Thanksgiving movies? Gather everyone around the television and queue up some of your favorites. You might even want to make it a tradition and watch the same movie every year.

4. Going for a Walk

Sometimes the best way to enjoy quality time with your senior loved ones is by taking a leisurely stroll together. If the weather permits, take a walk around the block or through a nearby park. It’s a great opportunity to catch up and chat without any distractions. And who knows, you might even spot some cool autumn leaves along the way.

Family-Friendly Events in Dallas For Seniors

These are great ideas for the Thanksgiving weekend — or any weekend for that matter:

1. Visit the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. The gardens are lovely, and there are plenty of activities for seniors. There are also weekday discounts for seniors.

2. Volunteer at a Local Charity

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community. There are many charities in Dallas that could use some help from seniors.

3. Attend a Senior Center Event

The Senior Centers in Dallas offer a variety of events and activities for seniors. Check the schedule to see what’s going on.

4. Go on a Shopping Trip

Dallas is home to many great shopping malls and districts. Senior discounts are available at many stores.

5. Visit a Museum

Dallas is home to some great museums, like the Dallas Museum of Art and the Sixth Floor Museum. Seniors can get discounted tickets at many of these museums.

6. Take a Class

Learning something new can be fun at any age. There are many classes available for seniors in Dallas. It’s never too late to learn.

7. Go on a Day Trip

There are many great places to visit near Dallas. Plan a day trip to somewhere like Fort Worth or Grapevine. Every town has its unique sites and shops that are just waiting for you to visit.

8. See a Show

Dallas has a great arts scene. There are many theater productions and concerts that seniors can enjoy.

9. Play Golf

Dallas has many great golf courses. Seniors can get discounts on green fees at many of these courses.

10. Have a Picnic

Dallas has many great parks perfect for a picnic lunch. Be sure to pack some discount coupons for the food.


This Thanksgiving, try something new and include your senior loved ones in on the festivities. From baking pies to playing games, there’s sure to be an activity on this list that everyone will enjoy. So get started early and create some lasting memories with your family this holiday season.

If the holiday makes it obvious that your aging parent may need more help than you can give, call Ventana By Buckner today at 214.225.6197. We can give you some guidance about next steps.