Celebrating Grandparents Day and In Home Care
Our grandparents are so unique and special, that a holiday was created specifically to honor them. Grandparent’s Day is celebrated yearly on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year, Grandparents Day is on September 10th. This is an annual holiday created to celebrate the connection of our eldest family members. One way to celebrate grandparents is to take the time to actually listen to them. If they have a story to tell, try to be completely present. Put down the cell phone, turn off the TV, and give your undivided attention. Our elderly loved ones have lived through and experienced a lot in their lives; they have some stories to share. If we take time to listen, we may learn something valuable and have great memories of our loved ones to cherish forever.
It really is amazing how much life a person can live. When a child turns ten years old, they feel so mature already and they’ve accomplished so much by reaching the double-digit-age. When a young adult turns eighteen, then twenty-one, they feel so free and independent; finally an adult. So much has been experienced up to this age. When we are in our thirties and forties, raising children or pursuing a career, we experience and learn so much. It’s no wonder that when we become grandparents that we have so many stories to tell. Each person in our family has a different perspective on life and it can be very interesting to view life through their eyes. Grandparents, especially, have a very wide range of experiences and so much that can be shared.
The original idea behind Grandparents Day was to guarantee that our senior loved ones get special attention, especially if they are living in a nursing home. This holiday is not just beneficial to those who are living in an assisted living home. Even those who live independently in the comforts of home with in home care need some appreciation and love.
It’s important to take the time to celebrate our grandparents. They have seen the ups and downs of life and have made it through good times and bad. They are the backbone of the family and can provide great insight into any day-to-day situations. Some grandparents are also providing much needed child care to grandchildren. In many ways, our grandparents are simply irreplaceable.
"If you're lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can." - Regina Brett
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