Do Not Give Up on Your Family
Having a loving parent or grandparent living in a nursing home can sometimes feel like an inconvenience. You have to schedule time out of your busy work week to drive there, monitor their care, and convince the rest of the family to visit while managing your own life! But the care you give to your loved one does not go unnoticed. Every moment you spend with them is a reminder that the investment they made in your life when you needed them, most is remembered. When you learned how to tie your shoes, they were there. If you needed to be picked up for a ride to school, they were there. The opportunity to share new stories and experiences with your family is a blessing that many wish they still had. Honor your family, and do not forget them during this significant time of need. Now more than ever, seniors need reassurance that everything is going to be ok. It is your responsibility like it was theirs to nurture, protect, and love you. Visit them regularly, bring them care packages, and schedule virtual visits. Every time you are passionately involved in a seniors’ life, you teach your children or siblings, the importance of family staying connected. Make an effort, and don’t give up on your family.
If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or busy areas. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this winter season from our team at OurSeniors.org.