Benefits of Visiting Senior Loved Ones

November 16, 2018 3 Comments

Benefits of Visiting Senior Loved Ones

Sybrand and I recently took a road trip to visit our parents. We stay about 12 hours drive from Sybrand's folks and about 12 hours drive from my folks. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing them all again. It is true that family members can stay in contact via email, social media but if possible, having a cup of coffee together, having a meal together and sharing good old memories are simply the best way to stay in contact. Ask us, we experienced it.

We must been having a good time when most of our sentences started with "... and do you also remember ..." Good old memory lane. We experienced first hand the wonderful benefits of visiting our parents. We were able to find practical things we could do for them and yes, that they could do for us. We enjoyed making a meal and catching up on all the news. And too soon the time to leave arrived.

I recently read an article that outlined benefits for visiting senior loved ones. (the link is at the bottom of the post) This article lists 6 important benefits:

1. Visits give you a chance to evaluate their health, safety and well-being.
2. Visits can help you prevent elder abuse.
3. Visits with family can help bring back positive memories.
4. Visits help the elderly stay emotionally engaged.
5. Visits remind your family that you love them.
6. Visits help us create new experiences and memories for the future.

My wish for you: may each and everyone of you have the opportunity to visit or receive a visit from your loved ones. 

Have a wonderful day and looking forward chatting to you soon again.
Your friend
Annemarie

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/2013-12-10-reasons-for-visiting-loved-ones/




3 Responses

Kathleen De Verville
Kathleen De Verville

November 16, 2018

I just had a wonderful visit from my Brother in Ga, I haven’t seen him in 2 yrs. My Sister and Brother and i had a creat visit. We are all in the seventies, me being the oldest, pushing 80. AND, we had that exact conversation you described. Here I thought we had the corner on that kind of stuff. anyway, U reminded me of it, Thank you.. Here’s hoping You have a great Holiday season.
Kitt

Sally Hartman
Sally Hartman

November 16, 2018

So glad you got to visit with your parents to just returned from a 2 month visit back home for the birth of me Great Great granddaughter .It was a road trip from FL to Ohio ,my daughter flew in from Arizona to drive up with me and my Ohio son drove me back to FL.Guess they were worried about a 75 year young mom an pup driving .We had a great time doing it together Great road trip.God Bless you and yours.

Melodie Gingras
Melodie Gingras

November 16, 2018

My wish for you is a wonderful holiday filled with blessings! I understand the importance of visiting especially with a 96 & 97 year olds that live on their own. This year it’s been tough one considering the pressure that it has put on us but at least were able to spend time with them!

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