3 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your Senior Parents or Relative
The internet and social media have greatly enhanced our ability to stay in touch with our senior parents or relatives. However, nothing can completely replace the value of face to face interaction and spending some quality time with them.
Here are 3 ways to spend quality time with your senior parents or loved ones that can be beneficial for them.
Have a good conversation with them
Many seniors want someone to talk to, especially if they live in a home care center. Set aside some time and engage in a meaningful conversation with them. Pick some topics that interest your senior parents or relatives such as their goals, visions, love life, biography, books, etc. Listen to them carefully and give them your full attention. Having a conversation with your senior parents or loved ones can improve their wellbeing too.
Do some activities at home
Make some time to do some activities at home with your senior parents or relatives such as reading devotional Bible or books, looking at family photos, cooking, etc. One of the great activities for seniors is to explore their artistic side. Give them coloring books, bible journaling starter kit set or scrapbooking materials. Coloring can be a great way to prevent boredom — it is also an excellent mood booster and stress reliever.
Take them outdoors
Some studies have concluded that seniors spending time outdoors may experience less stress, anxiety and depression compared to those who do not. Spending time outdoors with your senior parents or relative may boost their memory and immune system. There are many activities that you and your senior loved ones can enjoy like gardening, golfing, fishing and walking. To make sure that they are safe, invest in a medical alert device that can track their vitals and allow them to call for medical assistance.
Above all these, nurture them with love and care. Show them your warm affection by hugging, holding their hands and giving them a massage. Enjoy their company and make good memories together.