When our parents begin to age, it’s important to reassure them that their children are willing and able to care for their needs. Too often we forget that our parents cared for us when we were not able to, and we place them in a retirement home with strangers they might not know or recognize. The wisdom of our elders is something which should be cherished and appreciated for years to come. Elderly people might not always be up to date on the latest technology, but their knowledge of life is often rich and should be recognized by people of all ages. If you can’t make room for elderly parents in your home, make them as comfortable as possible at their home, and remember to visit often; even if it’s just a few minutes a day, that’s better than an hour a week.
When you partake in activities and interaction with your elders you will begin to appreciate all that they have to offer. You might even learn something about you, your family, or the world that you wouldn’t have otherwise!