Reviving the old age bond – It is said that the age of sixty and the age of five is somewhat similar. People in their sixties or further, actually need similar care like a child.
It is said that the age of sixty and the age of five is somewhat similar.
People in their sixties or further, actually need similar care like a child. With the advent of the nuclear family concept, there are very few people who get to stay with their grandparents.
For many out there, spending time with their grandparents during childhood comprises to one of their most cherished memories.
Spending the summer holidays with them, hearing their interesting anecdotes was something refreshing and lovely. There are few things that have to be taken care of these days to maintain a healthy relationship with your grandparents.
Love and Affection
At the end of the day, all they need is the love and affection you share with them. There should be a great bond that is to be nurtured between both or all of you. Spending time with them and listening to their problems can really help a lot to keep them happy with their life.
At this age when they all are surrounded by the health related issues, it is really important to give them proper moral support. The moral support helps them to stay strong psychologically, which is very important at this age. One great support for the older people is their own family. It holds a great feeling of satisfaction when they see that their own family cares about them.
Area of Interest
Always make sure to keep them closer to the things that really interest them; for instance, spending time with their friends or people with similar age group, devoting time to their hobbies like gardening, reading and many more. Try not relocating them from the place where they have spent a long time. That really hinders their social group and in turns the activities.
One of the best things is to take them on travel for better bonding and so you can spend some quality time with them. You can also take them to the pilgrimage of their interest and at times let them travel with their own social group or group of friends.
But it is really important to make sure of that they are physically fit enough to travel around. Also if they are unable to travel for long hours, you can actually take them to short trips which can be a great boon and change for them from a usual environment.
Grandparents are the powerhouses and the roots of our family.
Bonding with them and keeping them happy at an age where they long for care and concern from family, is important.
Assure them of what special role they play in your life and make the life complete with their existence.