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Spend This Grandparents Day At An Assisted Living Community

September 2, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

September 12th is Grandparent’s Day. Grandparents Day is a nationally recognized holiday celebrated each year in the US on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Although the holiday is to honor grandparents, from personal experience I believe most of us view it as a wonderful opportunity to share and remember the important role we have in our grand children’s lives. The best way a grandparent can enrich the lives of their grandchildren is by being a good role model. This Grandparents Day may be the perfect opportunity to pack up the kids and visit your senior loved ones at their assisted living community. Many residential assisted living companies arrange programs and activities on Grandparents Day that will encourage grandparents and grand children to spend time with each other.

Years ago, extended families were in the habit of living under one roof. Most families of at least 3 generations lived together in this way. The need to stay together and support one another kept generations of families close. If they didn’t live under the same roof, most families lived within the same community. Children were raised by parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Children growing up in this type of environment were accustomed to seeing relatives from both sides of their family. But times have changed and modern society has encouraged many seniors to consider the option of assisted living health care. Senior family members feel relieved knowing they are not a burden to their children. In their old age as seniors require more and more assistance they can depend on the care and medical provisions of an Assisted Living Community.

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With today’s technology, there is no reason for not staying in touch and losing out on this precious relationship. Cell phones, texting, and computers allow grandparents to stay in touch with their grand children and other family members. If grandparents are fortunate enough to live close to their grandchildren visits can be arranged on Grandparents Day. Grandparents look forward to every opportunities in which they can shower their grand children with gifts and love.

As grandparents get older they may not be as agile or able to move around as they once could. Because of this hindrance they lose out on being present for memorable occasions in their grand children’s lives. For this reason children should make sure to visit often if possible and share photographs and videos with their senior loved ones to make them feel included. Many of today’s baby boomers are depending on assisted living communities to live out their remaining years. It is very important to not let your senior family members be forgotten and to keep in touch with them as much as possible. Just like you learned about life through your experiences with your parents, your grand children have a lot to learn from them. So take the opportunity this Grandparents Day and take your children to visit their grandparents. Maybe your children didn’t have the chance to meet their grandparents while they were alive. Visiting an Assisted Living Community in your neighborhood with your children will make all of the seniors feel happy. You will add something special to their day just by the fact that you came to spend some time with them.

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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