Happy 4th of July! One way of making Independence Day more celebratory in a nursing home is to engage the residents in some patriotic crafts and games. Bear in mind the limitations that many of the residents may have, such as reduced eyesight, poor coordination and trembling hands. Crafts and activities should be enjoyable, not frustrating, so create your projects to the skills of the residents. For crafts you could possibly make flag pins, tie dye, quilt, etc.. Activities could include cookout, firework display, Uncle Sam’s sing-a-longs, having a ceremony for veterans, and much more. Remember, the residents may not have family that lives near them so they will appreciate a celebration like this.