Posted on Sep 05, 2013
Honoring Labor Day and Seniors Do Best with Care Provided in their Homes
Labor Day is considered the unofficial last day of summer and the beginning of a new fall season. The weather starts to feel a bit cooler and the smells of autumn start to surround us. Labor Day means cookouts, pool parties, beach trips, relaxing and taking it easy with friends and family. This leaves one to wonder is that what the holiday is really about? Labor Day honors the social and economic achievements of American workers. Who do you know who has worked harder in their lives to get ahead than your parents and grandparents? Celebrate your aging loved ones’ achievements this year and remind them of their greatest accomplishments.
If you want to find a simple way to thank your aging loved one for their hard work in life, you can get them a thoughtful card. Cards are an inexpensive way to show them how much you care and are appreciative for all they have done for the family. Get a card for your aging loved one to thank them for all of their hard work.
There is a saying that a way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Another way to show your aging loved one that you are care is to prepare a special treat for them. Make their favorite meal or bake them a special dessert. If you are not much of a cook, it’s okay to purchase this from your local bakery. It truly is the thought that counts. Make sure to remind them that you are preparing this special treat or meal in honor of their work.
One way to thank your senior loved one is to spend time with them and talk to them about their past. Try to discover something new about them through stories as they relive old memories. You can help to stir up these memories with pictures and diaries they may have kept. Ask your aging loved one about their work history, what they did for a living, what their boss was like and learn more about their past work life. You may hear some humorous stories about work mishaps or learn from their stories of sweat and tears as they worked to get ahead in life and provide for their family. Work ethic can tell a lot about how a person operates and you may be surprised at what you learn about your aging loved one through their stories of their work history. Just saying thank you is more than enough at times.
Labor Day was created to honor the achievements of American workers. This Labor Day, take the time to honor your elderly loved one and their past work achievements. A simple thank you and spending time with your senior loved one is often all that is necessary to show your appreciation.
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