As the holiday season approaches, it is a wonderful time to pause and reflect on the blessings in our lives, especially those brought by our seniors.
Consider these simple ways to show your elderly loved ones that you are thankful for them.
- Call or visit. Perhaps the best way to show you care is to reach out to your loved ones or, better yet, take the time to visit them. Not only is a visit an uplifting moment for them, but it gives you an opportunity to see them face-to-face as well as to monitor the care they may be receiving or may need.
- Ask for advice. Our seniors have a lot of life experience to offer. If appropriate, include them in conversations about their health care and ask for advice on issues in your own life. Wisdom is a gift to be cherished.
- Discuss family traditions and heritage. Family history can be lost if it is not shared between generations. Spend time asking questions and recording or writing down their responses. Ask about favorite memories, jobs, homes, and traditions, for example.
- Tell them how much you love them. “I love you” are the sweetest words to anyone’s ears. Take time this busy season to make sure that your friends and family hear it from you.
Browning Geriatric is thankful for Upstate seniors. Contact our team to learn more about the ways we can help you care for your family as they age, including our home care and facility care management teams.