Valentine's Day, a holiday dedicated to love and romance, has a rich history that dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Named after St. Valentine, the patron saint of love, this day was originally associated with romantic love. As years passed, the celebration of Valentine's Day has evolved and changed, becoming a day not only for couples but also for friends and families.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the holiday was a time to celebrate love between couples and it was a popular day to go out on a date or see a movie. This holiday is not just about couples, it's also about friendship and a day for kids to exchange candy and valentines at school. Women also celebrate with their friends and call it "Galentines." No matter how we celebrate, the essence of Valentine's Day remains the same - a day to celebrate love.
If you have elderly loved ones, this Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to spend time together. You can engage in fun activities like crafting, gardening, baking, or reminiscing about previous Valentine's Days. If your loved one resides in an assisted living facility, you can visit and bring their favorite treats while asking them about their fond memories.
At BeeHive Homes of New Mexico, our caregivers understand the importance of celebrating holidays with seniors. Our assisted living facilities offer private rooms, home-cooked meals, and 24-hour care to ensure that your loved one is well taken care of. This Valentine's Day, spend time with your loved one at BeeHive Homes and create new memories together.