While we live in an age where technology allows us to communicate with friends and family that live far away, it is also one of the loneliest times ever felt before research says. The elderly is likely the age group that feels the sting more of loneliness than any other group.
Their children have all grown up and move away. Some elderly has lost a spouse and live alone in their homes. Many of their circle of friends have become smaller or do not exist anymore. Often the loneliness can be detrimental by leading to depression and affecting their physical and mental health.
No one surely wants to be alone. The elderly does want their children and grandchildren to visit them. Seeing their family brings a smile to their faces and makes their day. Hearing about their children’s lives and telling stories together is something they love.
So why not give them a visit?
These 5 reasons will help motivate you to visit your grandparents as soon as possible!
1. It will make their day and even yours
Nothing will make your grandparents happier when they get a visit from their children and even their grandchildren. Grandparents love to spoil their grandchildren. The presence of the family visiting, and even a surprise visit, will help make their day. It will fill their home with life and make them feel loved. It also chases away the feeling of loneliness. If the visit is a short one, it will still mean the world to them!
2. You will learn a lot from them
There is a lot to learn from your grandparents. They have lived a long life that is filled with things they have seen and done. They know what is life despite the different generational differences. If you need advice they will give 100% of the best advice they can. Take advantage of the knowledge they have and listen to them. You’ll learn a lot!
3. They have all kinds of stories
Your grandparents have lived a long life, thus they have a life full of stories and memories to tell you. While some memories might have faded, there are some memories that never fade away and make great stories to tell. They love to share their memories of childhood, young adulthood, and so on with their children and their grandchildren. No matter if you heard the story before, there is something new to learn.
4. Record their stories
It’s important to preserve the stories of our grandparents. You can write them down or record them. Family history and genealogy is becoming more and more widespread. It’s much easier nowadays to preserve the stories of your grandparents with the advancement of technology. Take time to sit with them and record their stories so they can be shared with future generations of your family. The stories will be readily available for your future family so they can learn about their past ancestors.
5. These visits will last a lifetime
You never know how much time you will have with someone before they are gone. Your grandparents are no exception. Cherish the moments you spend together when visiting with them. If you haven’t visited your grandparents in a long time, then it’s time you picked up the phone and gave them a call and to visit them!
Time is precious so it’s important you visit your grandparents. It will make their day brighter and make them a less lonely. They will cherish the moments they spend with their children and even grandchildren. These moments together will last a lifetime that you won’t ever forget!