Upcoming holidays spur a barrage of emotions

While the mass majority of us tend toward excitement, some pure elatedness, the elderly community tends toward being solemn, anxious and downright saddened. The reason for this barrage of negative emotions is because many times – especially during holidays – people tend to steer clear of their senior loved ones in order to have ‘fun’ of their own. I have never quite understood this!
When my grandmother was in an assisted living center, I would cook a huge dinner – not just for grandma, but for all of the residents at the inn. When I would deliver it, the guests there were so happy. You could tell that this was rare treatment for them.
My mom always felt like I was overdoing; spending too much. But my payment was handed back one hundred fold or more when I saw the happiness that a simple meal created for those people!
It does not take much. Gifts are not even expected. What is wanted is the mere presence of loved ones to fill the room with love and excitement. What is easy to give is more often forgotten!
So, remember this year, when you are planning your holiday celebrations to include those family members safely tucked away. If you display to them that With Age Comes Respect, you may just receive an unexpected gift yourself this holiday season!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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