For National Grandparents Day, what are your plans? President Jimmy Carter signed the resolution to honor grandparents back in the 1970’s. What are you going to do for your parents in September that will stand out and be memorable to them? These four gifts will be gifts they never forget.
Pack a Picnic Lunch
Pack a picnic lunch and take them on a scenic drive. If you know your dad loves looking at waterfalls, take them on a mountain drive and stop to picnic at a park that has streams or waterfalls nearby. If your mom loves the beach, you could take her on a route that follows a shoreline.
Be sure you’re keeping cold items cold and warm items warm. You don’t want a fun family picnic turning into the reason everyone feels sick and has food poisoning. Line a cooler with ice packs to ensure cold items are cold until the picnic. Add microwavable hot packs to another cooler and keep dishes hot until it’s time to eat.
Buy Grocery Store Gift Cards
Living on a fixed income can be challenging. If your parents are in a position where they must choose between medication refills or groceries, they might skip their medications. You can’t let that happen, but they may not want you to pay for their groceries.
Instead, surprise them with grocery store gift cards. When they’re having a harder month and have to decide between one bill or another, grocery gift cards ensure they’re not foregoing the foods they need to stay healthy.
Turn Old Photos Into a Video Slide Show
Spend time scanning old photos. Save them online and arrange a slideshow that they can stream on their TV or computer. It will take time, but you’ll have a collection of old photos that can be viewed by all family members.
Arrange a Trial Run of Home Care Services
Here’s a unique idea. Your parents spent decades caring for you. Why not return the favor and arrange some home care services for them? It helps them with daily routines and provides them with insight into what caregivers are like.
Pay for a trial week of caregivers. Set your parents up with caregivers who can help them with the vacuuming, dusting, dishes, and laundry. If they see that caregivers help them with the harder chores, which aids in their independence, they may decide it’s time to sign up for regular home care services.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE IS CONSIDERING CAREGIVERS IN SUMMERLIN, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE OF SUMMERLIN. 702-800-4616.