One of the best cold-weather activities for young and elderly alike is curling up under a cozy blanket and watching a movie. Finding movies that will appeal to seniors can sometimes be challenging, as many new movies are targeted at a different demographic. Here are some top movie picks that seniors are sure to love, presented by the Tampa Bay home care experts at Home Care Assistance.
Acclaimed filmmaker Alexander Payne directed this unforgettable 2013 film about a father and son who go on a road trip together. The two men have not been close for many years, but their relationship is renewed through their shared experiences. It stars Bruce Dern as a gruff father suffering from dementia who believes that he has won a million dollar sweepstakes. Your senior will get a kick out of Dern’s performance, and may be able to identify with the relationship between him and his son.
On Golden Pond
This award-winning 1982 film stars Henry Fonda (Norman Thayer) and Katherine Hepburn (Ethel Thayer). Their daughter (Jane Fonda) visits her parents at their summer home with her fiancée and her fiancée’s son in tow. The son eventually develops a powerful bond with the grumpy, but loveable Norman. This movie is highly acclaimed for its excellent performances, and your loved one will be enchanted by the relationship between Norman and Ethel.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Dame Judy Dench, Bill Nightly, and Maggie Smith give wonderful performances in this sweet story about a group of British retirees who choose to retire in India after seeing advertisements that make the country look both exotic and more affordable. When they arrive, it isn’t what they expect, but they soon begin to make deeper connections with one another and new discoveries about life as they learn to let go of the past.
With a chill in the air, it’s the perfect time to drink hot chocolate and take a break from the demands of the holiday season. Make sure your elderly loved one is getting the care and companionship he or she needs during this bustling time of year. Hire a Tampa caregiver who can assist your loved on an as-needed or live-in basis and ensure his or her needs are being met. Call (727) 330-7862 to speak with a Care Manager from trusted home care provider Home Care Assistance Tampa about the services available in your area.