When: February 12 to 18
National Jell-O Week is more than just a week dedicated to a wobbly dessert. It’s a time for seniors and their caregivers to embrace the fun, nostalgia, and joy that this quirky holiday brings.
Whether you’re an older adult or caring for one, join us in this colorful celebration that promises giggles, memories, and a spoonful of delight.
History Of National Jell-O Week
National Jell-O Week is celebrated during the second full week of February each year. But why?
The history traces back to the late 19th century when Pearle B. Wait, a carpenter from New York, and his wife May developed a fruit-flavored dessert.
They named it “Jell-O.” The couple later sold the rights to the name, and it wasn’t long before Jell-O became a household name.
The creation of National Jell-O Week was done to honor this delightful dessert and its impact on American culture.
Importance Of National Jell-O Week For Seniors
For many seniors, Jell-O is more than just a dessert; it’s a trip down memory lane.
The wobbly treat has been a staple at family gatherings, parties, and special occasions for decades.
Celebrating National Jell-O Week allows older adults to reminisce about the good old days, share stories with younger generations, and enjoy a dessert that’s both tasty and easy on the teeth.
Moreover, the vibrant colors and playful nature of Jell-O can uplift spirits, making it a perfect treat for seniors to enjoy and celebrate.
Tips On How Older Adults Can Celebrate National Jell-O Week
- Host a Jell-O Making Party: Invite friends and family over for a Jell-O making session. Experiment with different flavors, colors, and molds.
- Jell-O Recipe Swap: Share your favorite Jell-O recipes with friends and family. You might discover a new favorite!
- Jell-O Art: Use different colored Jell-O to create fun and whimsical designs on a plate or tray. It’s edible art!
- Memory Sharing: While enjoying a bowl of Jell-O, share stories from the past that involve this delightful dessert.
- Jell-O Tasting Event: Buy various Jell-O flavors and have a tasting event. Rate each flavor and crown a winner!