Thankfulness, connection and aging

Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to gather the family, enjoy a traditional meal, and give thanks for all of the blessings in your life. Thanksgiving is a time for family and celebrations but when a member of your family requires elderly care and support, you might worry about whether they’re up for a big family event. This year, Thanksgiving might look little bit different so it is important to remember why we are celebrating and the safest way to do it.

The time that you spend with family is so important. Thanksgiving is a great time to bring the family together and to spend quality time together. Memories may grow more and more precious as time passes, so one of the most important things you can do with your loved ones is to make them feel loved and included this season by spending time with them. Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy each other and to remember that every day is a gift. Even if you can’t gather together this year, a simple phone call would mean so much to your senior. Taking and sharing photos and videos is a great way to remember the day. You can even share special gifts from grandkids, listen to seasonal music, and play games together. Whatever, you decide to do together remember to cherish the time well-spent because all time shared is a gift.

The holiday season can be fast-paced, so it is important to keep your senior in mind when planning your Thanksgiving celebration, so everyone can have a fun and relaxing holiday. A great way to spend time together is by practicing traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. Talk to your elders about which traditions are most important and figure out how to continually incorporate them into your celebration. This may look like preparing family recipes or sharing stories from past holidays. Going around the table and sharing what you are thankful for is a great tradition. A great way to spend time together is to consider all of the things that you are thankful for. Sharing gratitude with family is time well spent. It is also important to let your loved ones know how thankful you are for them.

At ConnectCareHero, we are glad to be a part of the connection of families. We work hard every day to make connection happen between our seniors and their families. Our platform is a great tool for senior care facilities to use to keep families updated on their seniors.

No matter what your Thanksgiving celebration looks like this year, it is important to cherish time spent with those you love and appreciate.

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