National Grandparent’s Day: The importance of spending time with our Elder community
A week after Labor Weekend marks National Grandparent’s Day. In all our busy lives it’s important to remember days like these, create a tradition if it’s not already part of your yearly planning and embrace the time to spend with those that are the most important to us.
Take this day as a reminder to spend quality time with your parents and grandparents, show them that you are there, you care and want to know what’s going on in their lives. As we grow older, grandparents can often feel that their own children and grandchildren are far too busy to spend any time chatting on the phone or calling around for dinner – especially when we might live quite a distance away. Whatever way that you can, take this Sunday to show a loving grandparent that you value them as part of your family, now and always.
Deliver some flowers, call over if you live close by, or call them up and make a plan for the near future if you can’t make it on this particular day. Grandparents have more free time than us, generally speaking, and would love to have many visitors.
Grandparents have been through it all already and can have so many more insights and tips than we give them credit for. Child rearing, working long hours and keeping a family unit together is something they have all been through so should you need any help or advice, no doubt they will be there to share their stories, triumphs, and defeats with you to help reflect on how you live your life today.
Make a special effort this year to make your grandparents feel special and cared for.
Sunday 8th September – add it to your calendar!