National Senior Citizens Day is August 21st. While it may not seem much to you, to the seniors in your world, it could mean everything. While they may not be able to go to the amusement park and ride the rides with you, there is much you can do with them.
Just short of Christmas, there is nothing quite like the Fourth of July to stir emotions. Happy Emotions. We all have our own special thoughts with a special someone but honestly, just lying on the ground on a blanket, under the stars, holding hands, watching sky explosions … ah, it doesn’t get much better than that
Memorial Day is just around the corner. First and foremost, we want to thank all of our active military, veterans and their families and remember those who died in service. We certainly owe you a lot of gratitude. We also want to remind you to be safe as it is indeed the “unofficial” start of summer. The American Safety Council off
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and you may already be wondering what you will give your mother this year that she will truly love. You know that flowers, certificates for spa treatments, chocolates, dinner at a fine restaurant or for a new mom – a day off from childcare. For a mom in the Sandwich Generation, an offer of a day off from caregiving for adult parents would be appreciated.
The holidays, for many of us, mean fun get-togethers with friends and family. For our aging relatives, though especially if they live far away from family, the holidays can be lonely and fraught with despair. Holidays can also be confusing and stressful for our aging relatives who are suffering dementia or other physical and emotional conditions.
Soon the goblins, ghosts, princesses and superheroes will be knocking at your door. If you have children you know that you will be involved in the fun of trick-or-treating as well. Along with Halloween comes the back of the mind worry that many parents have of, “how can I keep my children safe?”
Growing up, our parents set the tone for the holidays and the locations for celebration. As they have aged though, chances are the planning and coordination has fallen to the now, adult children, because it is just too much of a chore for mom and dad to host family get togethers.
One of the greatest gifts you may give to your aging relatives or parents could be the gift of travel during the holidays. What better way to celebrate than by having the entire family together? If, however, your parents are elderly, travel could be problematic if not carefully planned for.
The holidays are a happy time of year, but according to the National Insurance Institute, it is the time of year with the highest incidence of fire and theft. Whether you’re a senior or caring for a senior, there are precautions that can and should be taken to make this holiday a safe and enjoyable one for everyone.