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The elderly won't stay up until midnight to wish each other a 'HAPPY NEW YEAR'!
Don't let that stop you from celebrating the passage of the year.
A countdown to noon or dusk will give staff and residents an opportunity to celebrate the New Year together.
Here are a few ideas:
- Finger food and dips
- Champagne and orange juice or equivalent (non-alcoholic champagne)
- Party Hats
- Noise makers
- Balloon Drop (Tie the four ends of a sheet and hang on the ceiling of the recreation area or veranda (where residents are seated); fill with balloons of all colours. Ten seconds before the chosen hour start the countdown: 10 – 9 – 8 – 7... When '1' is reached, allow the balloons to fall on top of the crowd by pulling the sheet away.
- Happy music
- Welcome the New Year by watching a movie starring Elvis Presley (his birthday is in January) or other movies such as: Rocky – The Bishop's Wife – It’s a Wonderful Life.
Happy New Year!
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