4 Fun Senior-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Vancouver

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Vancouver, BC, in-home elder care professionals believe it’s important for seniors to get out of the house to enjoy events in their community and socialize with family and friends, and there’s no better time to do that than New Year’s Eve. The following senior-friendly events taking place this New Year’s Eve in Vancouver, BC, are full of exciting entertainment for your elderly loved one.

1. Holiday Cruise 

Spirits Cruises at 450 Denman Street will be hosting a luxurious cruise at 8pm. This cruise offers your loved one the chance to welcome in 2017 in grand style and create long-lasting memories with friends and family. It includes live entertainment and dancing, decadent hand-served canapés, party favors, and a sparkling wine toast to celebrate the arrival of 2017. 

2. Bright Nights 

Festive train rides will be held in Stanley Park through January 1st. This is mainly a seated event, which makes it the ideal New Year’s Eve activity for seniors with limited mobility. On the train ride and tour, your loved one can experience the breathtaking 3,000,000 sparkling lights that adorn the park, stunning displays, and live performances along the route. This ride can bring joy and magic into your loved one’s life, which he or she can then carry into the New Year. 

3. Family First Night 

Mount Seymour at 1700 Mount Seymour Road will be hosting this festival from 6pm to 9pm. This jam-packed event is the perfect way for your loved one to celebrate the coming of the New Year with the family. During this exciting festival, your loved one can listen to a ventriloquist, eat s’mores with the family by the fire pit, and go on a guided snowshoe tour. The grand finale of the night will be an early New Year Eve’s countdown, followed by a fireworks extravaganza at 9pm that your loved one won’t soon forget.

4. Festival of Lights 

The VanDusen Botanical Garden at 5251 Oak Street will be offering this magical event not only on December 31st, but also on January 1st and 2nd from 4:30pm to 9pm. This festival gives your loved one the opportunity to get a little exercise while strolling with family and friends through the designated interactive themed spaces. Your loved one can also enjoy watching the magical dancing light spectacular on Livingstone Lane while searching for reindeer and gnomes in the gardens. The Festival of Lights is a feel-good event that may uplift your loved one as he or she heads into the New Year.

Encourage your loved one to make a few healthy New Year’s resolutions this year, and consider hiring a professional caregiver to help your loved one stay focused on maintaining his or her health. At Home Care Assistance, our caregivers can cook nutritious meals, assist with exercise, provide transportation, and help with a wide variety of everyday tasks. For more information on the live-in and respite care Vancouver seniors count on, call one of our friendly Case Managers at (778) 279-3634 today.


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