Entertain without wearing yourself out

Grandparents often host the family Christmas dinner. are perfect for seniors If you’re one of them, you know how much organization, time and energy this requires. Do you want to continue the tradition of hosting your loved ones this year, but without the extra effort? Follow these tips:

• Get a head start. Preparing for Christmas Eve only a few days in advance can be stressful. Start your preparations several weeks ahead. With the right planning, you’ll be able to treat yourself to a few moments of relaxation and pleasure. Leave yourself time to see a show or admire the Christmas decorations around town.

• Ask for help. Some of the tasks on your to-do list, such as cleaning the house, moving around furniture, decorating the tree and buying bottles of wine, can be delegated. Ask friends and family for a hand or call in the professionals.

• Be OK with imperfection. Set aside your desire for perfection. Believe it or not, your children, grandchildren and other family members will remember the beautiful moments spent in your company more than your immaculate, crease-free tablecloth.

• Simplify your menu. Are you used to cooking for days to feed all your guests? Avoid exhaustion this year by buying prepared meals at the grocery store or from a caterer. You could also try organizing a potluck. If you want to, you can prepare one or two of your specialties. Have a merry and carefree Christmas!

Chateau Glengarry offers relaxed, safe, AFFORDABLE and comfortable retirement living and respite care in a beautiful setting in Eastern Ontario. For more information or to book a tour, call Diane at 613-525-4440 or email: manager@chateauglengarry.cominfo@chateauglengarry.ca.

 

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