Old folks portrayed in movies are often stereotyped as grumpy people. We get it. They are cranky because there may have been regretted some point in their life. Others become irritable due to the unfortunate process of aging.
Some of the things we say or judge among our seniors may be true. However, this is not the case in each and every senior citizen we meet. In reality, many of these old souls are the sweetest and the most caring people we have ever encountered in our entire life.
Whether these elderly are your blood relation or some random stranger you met at the park, we can all agree that we want nothing but to see smiles on their faces. How can we help make these people happy? Below, we list things you can do to send smiles on your grandparent’s faces:
- Calling them
If you cannot make it to grandpa or grandma’s house, calling them would do. Nothing would make them extremely happy than a call from their grandkids. Ask them how they are doing and share what had changed in you. Catch up on the latest events.
- Checking their house out
When the elderly is living alone, a lot of things can happen to them. They could neglect their safety or even forget to take care of themselves. Make a major inspection. Check if the garden is still tended to. Look for signs of neglect.
- Cooking for them
The saying “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” is not only limited to men. In fact, it can also be applied to women and even your grandparents. So impress them with your cooking skills!
- Exercising with them
Tell your grandparents you care for them by doing activities that will help them cope with old age. Exercising is one activity. Make it fun by participating in their exercise routines.
- Making a scrapbook of memories
Grandparents love to remember the good old days. Help them reminisce the past by creating an album. You will surely have fun as you get to learn more about you as a child, your parents as teenagers and your grandparents as adults.
- Sending them brain games
Dementia has been crippling seniors all throughout the U.S. But people can still combat the condition by making their brain active. Sending your grandparents some board games like chess, Sudoku, puzzles, etc. will boost their memory and will help keep their brain working. With this, dementia can be avoided.
Plus, you can tell that they will absolutely play the games knowing that the present is given by their grandchild.
- Respecting them
Grandparents will always be grandparents. They may become cranky at times or can become quite annoying. But one thing is for sure: you love them and they love you back unconditionally. Continue respecting them and stay respectful.
- Teaching them technology
Grandma may be good at knitting, grandpa may be the finest gardener, but at least you know how to use Facebook and a smartphone. Children, unlike older people, can grasp new information easily. What better ways to bond together than teach them something you are good at?
- Visiting them
Rather than sending grandma or grandpa a card or calling them, why not physically visiting them? Of course, you can do this when you are capable. Give them a surprise visit.
- Helping your parents
There is a huge probability that your parents are doing the things we have listed above. Help them. It will surely make them and your grandparents happy and proud.
- Calling for a competent caregiver or providers of quality health care services
As much as we want to be with our grandparents, we have responsibilities at work or in school that inhibits us from sharing a good time with them and caring for them. But you can ask experts to do it on your behalf.
Comfort and Care Health Services LLC is the number one home health agency in Chillicothe Ohio. With us, your grandparents will be cared for in their own comfort. So refer them to us by going to our website at www.comfortandcarehealth.com.