The holidays are upon us and you may be wondering what to present as a gift to your elderly parent(s), grandparent(s), special friend or relative living at home, or in a facility. As the Director of Panda HomeCare, I have the honor of meeting our elderly in their communities, as well as enjoying the company of my own elderly family members.
We typically during the holidays present gifts to our friends and family....gifts of one kind or another! When it comes to our elderly loved ones, we often wonder what gift would they would like, what gift can they use, or what gift will make them smile. This holiday season give them the gift of you! That's right! The Gift of You!
There is no better gift than spending time with those that may otherwise be forgotten. The gift of you is a one of a kind gift. It is unique, it is original, and it is sure to bring a smile! A visit, I can tell you from experience, is all they really want anyway. What else can help satisfy the human spirit? If conversation is not exactly your forte, try reading them a story, playing their favorite music or just hold their hand.
In the next few weeks we will experience the hustle and bustle of the impending holidays. The sound of children laughing will fill the air, holiday traditions will go on as planned, and gifts will be opened; but I can guarantee there is someone waiting for the Gift of You!