Your loved ones have probably been there for you through the majority of your life. Your parents and grandparents would have raised you and delighted in you growing up. However, as we get older and make our own way in life, it’s all too easy to begin neglecting our loved ones. We forget that they are aging, and that they won’t always be there. Making the most of your loved ones is important! Here are some ideas for you to stay in touch:
Set Up A Regular Lunch or Coffee Date
It’s easy to set up a regular lunch and coffee date, all you need to do is make sure you stick to it. Of course it should be reasonable enough for you to stick to. You don’t have to see each other multiple times in one week. Once per week, or once every couple of weeks is better than nothing. Even once per month! Lunch or coffee doesn’t need to take hours either, so it shouldn’t eat into your busy schedules.
Celebrate Big Events As One
Make sure you celebrate big events as one with your loves ones. Whether it’s an anniversary or birthday, make sure you arrange something so you can have fun together. Celebrating the successes of your loved ones is really important too! If they have achieved something in their cooking class or got a promotion at work, set something up!
Visit One Another’s Homes
Visiting one another’s homes is cheap and cheerful, and you can have a quick catch up with a coffee or a full blown soap opera session! As your older loved ones age, then they might find things like Anglican Care more comfortable for them. Don’t worry though, you’ll still be able to visit as before, and they’ll still live happy, independent lives!
Help Them Reach Their Goals
Make sure you’re there to help your loved ones reach their goals too. You can be there to boost their confidence, and motivate them to keep going. If they want to try a new hobby or get better at it, why not try it with them? It could be a lot of fun and you’ll both learn something new!
Make sure you’re also there when it’s time to help them resolve their problems and issues. A problem shared is a problem halved!
Show An Interest
Make sure you show a real interest in their hobbies and passions. Ask them about their day and what they have been doing. Don’t spend the whole time talking about yourself! You can learn things from your loved ones, especially the older ones. They’ve been there and seen it all before you!
Be There When They Need You
Finally, make sure you’re there when your loved ones need you. This could be as simple as giving them a hamper full of nice food, or making them a meal when they feel too low to do it themselves. Be thoughtful and make sure they know they’re not alone.