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Why Should You Visit Your Grandparents?

We live in an age where the world is interconnected as ever and communication with your closest friends and family is only a click away. However, with these technological advances in our society, we have yet to solve the widespread problem of loneliness among the elderly. This sort of loneliness can often lead to depression which is harmful to their physical and mental health. This is why it is important to check in on your grandparents every so often because they could be feeling just as lonely as well.

If you haven’t been able to see your grandparents in a while, here are some good reasons why you should plan a visit!

1. It will be sure to make their day and could possibly make yours

No matter the time and place, nothing will make your grandparents happier than a visit from their children and especially their grandchildren. A simple action on your part could mean the world to them because they would love to see you!

Even if you can only see them for a little while, it can help dispel any feelings of loneliness and let’s them know that they are never truly alone. Seeing how happy you have made your grandparents could even make your day as well.

2. Be prepared to have a good meal!

As explained in the point prior, grandparents love the company of their grandchildren and would do anything to see them happy. This also means that grandparents love to spoil their grandchildren and a nice home cooked meal is one of the many ways they can show their affection.

Your grandparents would never want to see you hungry, so be prepared to have all of sorts of great food, cookies, and baked goods from them.

3. There’s a lot to learn from your grandparents

Your grandparents are your parent’s parents which means they have lived a long life before you were even born! A long life means they have gained wisdom which can only come from having lived through and experiencing their respective era. It may turn out that your grandparents know a lot more than you think and have gone through exactly what you are going through, despite generational differences.

Take advantage of the wisdom they have to share while they are still around and be sure to be fully attentive and hopefully you can learn a lot from them.

4. They have plenty of stories you’ve never heard of

Because of the long lives your grandparents have lived, they will surely have plenty of experiences and stories to share with you that you have never heard of. They would love to share these memories of navigating through their childhood and adulthood in a completely different generation from yours.

You may be able to gain a whole new perspective of your grandparents and you will be glad you got to hear things from their side. Hopefully you are able to preserve these stories of your grandparents so you can eventually tell your own grandchildren one day.

5. These moments will last a lifetime, cherish them while they are still with you!

It is easy to take for granted the time you spend with your grandparents because they have been around so long, you almost expect them to always be around. Unfortunately, no one lives forever and eventually there will be a time when they won’t be around for you to spend time with them anymore.

This is why it is so important to spend time with your grandparents while they are still around. When eventually the time comes where you are longer able to see them anymore, you can still cherish these memories you had with them for the rest of your life.

Our Love Caravan organization strives to raise awareness of intergenerational connection and establishing a custom of respecting and caring for seniors among younger generations. We hope to solve many senior-related social issues (such as senior social isolation) if we can pass these customs down each generation. If this is something that interests you then be sure to check out our website and social media!

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