In the hot summer months, ice cream is a delicious treat that allows people to cool off and satisfy their sweet tooth as well. Ice cream has been around for centuries, and it often reminds people of their childhood. July is National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month is National Ice Cream Day. Elderly adults can celebrate the frozen treat by enjoying any number of flavors with friends, family members and elder care providers.
Here are 5 ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Month with an elderly relative:
Find Local Ice Cream Celebrations
Many stores and dessert shops embrace National Ice Cream Month and provide free samples, discounts and even sales on their products. Some communities even include ice cream celebrations in their community festivals. Family caregivers and elder care providers wont have to look far to see if there are local ice cream celebrations nearby to attend.
Seek Out the Best Ice Cream in Town
Elderly adults need to get out and socialize, so what better way to do so than to search for the best ice cream in town. Family members, friends or elder care providers can drive the aging adult to all the local ice cream shops, like one per week, and sample their wares. They can choose the same flavor at each shop to compare, or just indulge in the flavors that look the best.
Host an Ice Cream Party
Seniors can invite friends and family members over to an ice cream party. Whether its in conjunction with a cookout or just the ice cream on its own, a party is a fun way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. Set out several different toppings, including chocolate, caramel, whipped cream, fruit and candy bits so that each guest can enjoy a one of-a-kind creation.
Make Ice Cream
Its easier than ever to make ice cream with affordable electric ice cream makers. All it takes is a few affordable ingredients and the right equipment. There are even online recipes that allow people to make ice cream with no machines at all. It can be fun for elderly adults that like to bake, cook and create in the kitchen to experiment with different methods and flavors.
Take an Ice Cream Tour
Most people dont know how ice cream is really made, but there are plenty of ways to find out. There are ice cream factories all over the country, and many of them give factory tours. Other ice cream-related outings include dairy farms, historic ice cream parlors and even ice cream museums. Vermont, Oregon, Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Iowa are just a few of the states with world-renown ice cream tourist attractions.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Edina, MN, and the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at CareBuilders at Home Minnesota. Call today 612-260-2273.