How You Can Honor Your Grandparents!
Our great nation has evolved to the country we love today thanks to millions of older Americans who have made great sacrifices through the decades. Unfortunately, younger people don’t always have the time or the inclination to show that we appreciate all that older generations have done for us.
Every September, we’re given an opportunity to show that we care by taking part in Grandparents’ Day! This year, Grandparents’ Day fell on a Sunday on September 10th. If you had not already made plans, these are some of the activities that you can share with your grandparents or other seniors who may not have immediate family members.
Activities To Share With Grandparents
- Plant a tree together: Trees have long been seen as symbols of longevity, life, and legacy. What better way to honor your relationship with a grandparent than to plant a tree together? As the tree matures from a sapling, it becomes a lasting testament to the love you share. Not to mention, trees can benefit people for generations to come!
- Help clean up the community together: If your community has a regular clean up day you can participate in, sign up with a grandparent and help keep the community free of trash and debris. If no such a day exists, you can still work together on a designated day to give nature a helping hand and to collect trash while bonding.
- Find somewhere to volunteer together: Volunteering is not only great for senior mental health, but it can bridge the gap between different generations. Find a place where you and a grandparent can volunteer together such as a food pantry, church, hospital or an animal shelter.
- Grab lunch with a grandparent: Many restaurants and cafes participate in Grandparents’ Day and show their appreciation of older generations by offering free coffee or food. Join your loved ones and invite your grandparents to such a restaurant or cafe to enjoy a meal together. It’s a great way to support a local business and show your love.
Help Your Grandparents Get The Care They Need!
Caring for your grandparents shouldn’t just be on Grandparents’ Day but every day of the year. If your grandparent needs help, consider talking about elder caregiving in Houston. Assisting Hands Houston is a community of seniors where every day is a chance to share the knowledge of generations with younger people and to enjoy a variety of exciting activities. Our community is wholly based on a personal approach where staff and family members regularly interact to give the care that seniors need.
It’s important for younger generations to learn from older generations. Assisting Hands Houston aids in providing seniors and young people the ability to interact in different social settings such as classrooms and through a multitude of activities. Regular school visits are scheduled where children and seniors can share their life experiences.
Whether a loved one needs care or you’d like to volunteer, you can learn more about Assisting Hands Houston by calling us today at 281-540-7400 or by contacting us here. Our dedicated staff members can help answer all of your questions and provide you with volunteer opportunities.