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Activities to Bridge The Generational Gap Between Grandparents and Grandchildren

Activities to Bridge The Generational Gap Between Grandparents and Grandchildren

A relationship with a grandchild can improve a senior’s mental health because it has been proven that socialization and engagement can decrease the chances of loneliness and depression. Equally so, one of the most important relationships that young children can have is with their grandparent. Grandchildren look up to their grandparents to give them direction and guidance, since they have experienced so much in their life. For some, the question lingers of what kinds of activities they can do together that they both will enjoy. We have come up with a list of activities that grandparents and grandchildren alike will appreciate and enjoy!

• Arts & crafts! Children love to play with their hands and discover new things. Try finding an art project that he or she has not completed before and teach them how to do it. This could be painting on a blank canvas, building a popsicle stick house, making slime or simply sketching portraits of each other! Arts & crafts will bring out the creative side of your grandchild and will give you both an activity that you can call your own.

• Play fun games! It can be challenging to play games outside with a grandparent, as age certainly will play a factor in their ability to participate in games such as tag or hide and go seek. However, there are several games that you can play with your grandchild that will allow you both to participate fully. Try playing a card game, board game or making up your own game to spend some quality time together!

• Take a walk! One of the best things for both children and adults alike is enjoying the great outdoors and having fresh air. Take a walk with your grandchild along a scenic route, to their favorite park or with their pet. This will give you a chance to have a conversation with them while you enjoy the outdoors.

• Go on a “grandparent date”! Do you remember your first date? Did you feel nervous as your date picked you up or as you approached their front door? Remember how special that person made you feel? Taking your grandchild out on a “grandparent date” would be a great way to not only spend quality time with your grandchild, but it will also give you a new tradition that you can keep up with in the future! This could mean going to dinner and a movie, attending a play, going to a museum or simply reading a book and having a meal together. Find out what your grandchild would like to do and make sure you treat them to a wonderful night!

Spending time with your grandchild can be a wonderful experience that will create memories to last a lifetime. Although there is a gap in generations between you, there are ways to bridge this gap and form relationships and connections that are unparalleled. We hope that you will use some of the ideas above to spend quality time with your loved ones.

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Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
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Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
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Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
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Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
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Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
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