Though many experts in senior health believe drinking in moderation can still be a healthy option for people over 65, some seniors choose to abstain from alcohol for a variety of reasons. However, this doesn’t mean they need to be left out of the New Year’s Eve celebration. Roseville, Lincoln, and Rocklin caregivers have put together a list of some tasty non-alcoholic beverages to serve your senior loved one as you ring in the New Year together.
1. Faux Champagne
When celebrating the New Year with your loved one, be sure to have this drink on the list. You will need to incorporate pineapple juice, grape juice, and little bit of ginger ale. Stir the drink well, and be sure to pour the mixture into a champagne flute. To keep up with the theme of the holiday, have your loved one make a toast before he or she drinks.
2. Chocolate Mocktini
Use pieces of chocolate, chocolate syrup, chocolate chip ice cream, and chocolate milk to make this decadent drink. There are certain compounds found in chocolate that can help your loved one reduce the risk of heart disease. This is due to the compounds protecting your loved one against the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in his or her blood. Chocolate also contains high levels of flavanols that increase blood flow to the brain, which helps prevent memory loss.
3. Cran-Apple Cider
To make this fruity drink, combine equal amounts of cranberry juice and apple cider. Stir the mixture well, and you have a great alcohol-free New Year’s Eve drink for your loved one. For extra flavor, and to create a cocktail appearance, sprinkle cinnamon on the rim of the glass and garnish it with a candy swizzle or cinnamon stick.
4. Cucumber Mojito
A cucumber mojito is easy to make, and the drink also provides many health benefits. The cucumber slices you add to the mojito-flavored beverage mix can help your loved one:
- Lower his or her blood pressure
- Prevent some forms of cancer
- Protect his or her memory
5. Sparkling Sangria
Use sparkling grape juice as the foundation of this drink, and add some frozen grapes, oranges, sliced apples, and strawberries. After you have stirred the mixture well, add a slice of fruit to accent the drink. Your loved one can sip on the sparkling sangria and enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebration without the need for alcohol.
If your loved one needs help maintaining his or her health in the New Year, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our hourly and live-in caregivers can assist with a wide array of daily tasks, all of our in-home care services are backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and there are no hidden fees in our contracts. For more information on the at-home care Rocklin seniors rely on, call one of our friendly Care Managers at 916.226.3737 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.