Grandparents teach lessons that stay with us for the rest of our lives. Whether yours is still living, has passed on, or is an honorary grandparent, don't forget to be thankful for the legacy they leave behind for you.
Many of us have memories of our grandparents growing up. Whether it was vacations, soccer games, visiting back and forth on the weekends, or even living with them in our homes, grandparents helped to make our childhood special. What's more, research shows that positive relationships with grandparents are great for our mental health!
Research shows that positive relationships with grandparents are great for our mental health.
Grandparents offer a window into the past for future generations. Their wisdom helps guide our decisions and chart the course throughout our lives. For many of us, our passions were ignited by the activities and hobbies we learned from our grandparents. Grandparents bring love and warmth into a child's life that can't be replicated.
In many families, grandparents are the glue that holds the family together. In a fast-paced world where most households have two working parents, grandparents are spending more time caring for their grandchildren than ever before. Many grandparents have taken on the difficult task of sole child-rearing in the absence of the parents. The love for a grandchild is one of the strongest forces in this world. According to a recent study, children who spent time with grandparents have been shown to be more emotionally, physically, and mentally healthy.
According to a recent study, children who spent time with grandparents have been shown to be more emotionally, physically, and mentally healthy.
Staying connected with grandparents is easier than ever in the world of modern technology. Residents in assisted living facilities, personal care homes, skilled nursing facilities, and senior communities are able to spend time with loved ones from afar with video chats and phone calls. Here at Stonehenge Senior Living, our residents love visitors in person or on their computers and tablets! We just love to see the smiles that their grandchildren and great-grandchildren bring to them!
This Thanksgiving holiday, don't forget to express thanks to your grandparents. Their love, strength, wisdom, and guidance will stay with you for the rest of your life, and shape future generations.