Grandchildren are one of the greatest blessings that older adults can receive in life – however, it can sometimes be hard to think of activities that both you and them can enjoy together. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of things that you can do with your grandkids the next time you visit!
Read a Book Together
Reading is an important habit to cultivate from young. Not only does it have educational benefits, but it can develop into a lifelong hobby. By reading a book aloud with them, you are able to allow them to disconnect from the screen and cultivate their imagination through exploring stories together.
If you choose a new engaging book, everyone, including you, will have something to look forward to each time you meet! More importantly, this is an activity that you can enjoy together even if you are social distancing. Simply hop onto a video chat or phone call and you will be able to read stories together!
Create a Scavenger Hunt
This is another activity that you can take part in together even if you are apart. There are many ways that you can organize a scavenger hunt. Whether it is leaving clues around your home or exploring the different attractions and monuments in the area, you can create an enjoyable adventure for both of you wherever you are. If you can get a disposable camera or a smartphone with a working camera, you can also take photos of the different monuments or activities you do at the different stops and make a scrapbook to preserve the memories!
Look Through Photo Albums
When it comes to photos, most families will have an album full of them. Exploring these albums together is a meaningful activity where you share the family history with your grandchildren. This is not only a way to let your grandchildren connect with their roots, but it is also an invaluable time for you to impart family traditions and personal life lessons that they can learn from.
Create a Family Cookbook
Just like looking through your photo albums, creating a family cookbook is a great way of making sure that tried and tested comfort foods are not lost over time. Through this activity, you can teach your grandchildren valuable cooking skills while you both taste and improve upon the recipes chosen!
Many people think that once they enter a senior living community, they will have restricted access to their families. However, here at Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh, that cannot be any further from the truth. Not only are you welcome to have your children and grandchildren over at any time, but you can also make use of our Connections Transportation services to visit.
Having access to your family and friends is essential to having a good and happy life which our staff actively work to provide to all our residents. Whether it is introducing programs that are fun and exciting, or inclusive meals that your loved ones can join in, you can be sure that you or your loved one will have an enjoyable and fulfilling time as a resident here.
For more information on our different programs and senior living options, contact us today.