Grandparent’s Day Is This Sunday! Here are some fun ways grandparents and grandchildren can celebrate.
Grandparents play a vital role in many families. They can be a source of unconditional love and provide unwavering support and wisdom. But how often do you get to celebrate your grandparents for all the joy they bring to your life?
At Country Place Senior Living, we think every day is a perfect day to acknowledge the contributions that grandparents make in our lives. This year, National Grandparent’s Day falls on Sunday, September 11. Whether you are a grandparent looking to spend a special day with your grandkids, or a grandchild wishing to show your grandparents just how much they mean to you – here are a few ideas for making this Grandparent’s Day a memorable one.
Does your grandmother make a favorite meal or dessert that you love? Grab the ingredients and spend a day in the kitchen together. It’s the perfect way to share quality time while creating a meaningful dish. Don’t forget to write down the recipe so that you can recreate it for many years to come.
Share Stories About the Past
A grandparent is a family’s history keeper. Consider spending the day revisiting old photo albums and listening to stories about the past. Grandparents will enjoy reminiscing about their younger years, and grandkids can learn more about their grandparent’s childhood and other family members. This can also be a great time to start working on your family tree. Remember to jot down names, dates and important notes on the backs of pictures or keepsakes.
Bring Them a Gift
If your grandparent can’t get out and about, pay them a visit as a thoughtful way to show your appreciation. Bring their favorite treat, flowers or a framed photo of the family and take time to catch up on life and memories. Ask most grandparents and they will tell you that quality time with their grandkids is the best gift of all!
Go For a Drive
For active grandparents and grandchildren, it can be fun to plan an excursion around town and visit all your favorite places together. This may include a stop at the ice cream parlor, a trip to a nearby playground or a visit to the local library. Take photos and videos throughout the day to so that your memories can be revisited over time.
Bond Over a Favorite Hobby
One way to spend the day is by enjoying your grandparent’s preferred hobby or your grandchild’s favorite activity with them. Is fishing grandpa’s desired pastime? Does your grandchild love to watch movies or play games? Whatever their interests may be, make plans to share it together as a special way to celebrate the day and learn more about each other’s favorite things.
Connect Over a Video Call
It’s not uncommon to live hours away from your grandparents or grandkids. Fortunately, today’s technology makes it easy to stay in touch with loved ones. If you can’t be physically present for Grandparent’s Day, set up a video call with the entire family to let them know how much they mean to you.
Celebrate National Grandparents Day with Country Place Senior Living
There are countless ways you can celebrate National Grandparent’s Day with your loved ones. Take time this year to honor the grandparents in your life by making a call, sending a gift or planning a fun-filled day to show them you care. We wish all the beloved grandmothers and grandfathers at Country Place Senior Living a happy Grandparent’s Day!