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The Quirky Importance of Staying In Touch With Aging Relatives

Senior Care  |  June 17, 2023

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Let me try to paint a picture about staying in touch with aging relatives—and why we believe its important. I know this will seem familiar, but I ask that you humour me until the end. So, you’re sitting on your comfy couch, bedazzled by the latest nonsense in tv streaming when suddenly the phone rings. You glance at the caller ID and discover it’s your dear old Aunt Hazel. You debate whether to answer or not, but then you remember the real-world importance of checking in on aging relatives. Trust me, folks, it’s not just about avoiding guilt trips during the holidays; there are some truly quirky and uplifting reasons to keep those connections alive.

Hilarious Stories

Do you remember those family gatherings where Uncle Buck would spin yarns about his misadventures? Well, lucky us, time hasn’t dulled his knack for storytelling. So when you pick up that phone you’re opening the floodgates to a vault of hilarious stories. Really, who needs late-night comedy when you’ve got Aunt Millie’s tales of her rebellious youth or Grandpa’s tips on surviving a zombie apocalypse?

Old-Fashioned Slang

Ah! Retro slang. A staple of film noirs and tv sitcoms you faintly recall your parents watching over the years. That’s right, folks—aging relatives are an absolute goldmine of vintage slang and retro expressions. Suddenly, “hooligan” and “whippersnapper” make a stunning comeback. For liability reasons, I will accord a word of caution; if you find yourself inadvertently borrowing some of these, just make sure to use them sparingly. Otherwise, you might find yourself the one causing confusion at your next get-together.

Forgotten Recipes

This is always a favourite point of mine. One of the most underrated aspects of staying connected with aging relatives is the invaluable goldmine of food secrets they horde. Those meticulously hand written recipe cards, passed down through generations, hold the key to a world of secret family jewels. More to this point, we just cannot let Aunt Edna’s legendary apple cheesecake recipe fade into oblivion! Make sure to collect those family gems and keep the tradition alive (and your taste buds happy)!

Life Lessons

Life tends to hurl curveballs at us all, and our aging relatives have been through their fair share of it. Yet, their resilience and perspective can be truly inspiring. So, when you take the time to check in, you’re not just asking about their day; you’re tapping into a source of knowledge, wisdom, and experience. They’ve seen it all, done it all, so they can help you weather life’s storms with grace and a smile.

So, next time Aunt April calls, you pick up that phone! Embrace the quirky, the hilarious, and the heartwarming connections that come with staying in touch with aging relatives. Everything they have to offer is waiting to be discovered. Plus, who knows? what’s more, you might just find yourself armed with the hippest slang in town. Stay connected, and let the laughter and love flow across the generations.

Comfort Keepers Helps

Comfort Keepers senior care of Hamilton, Kitchener, and Waterloo has been helping seniors lead healthy, active, and enjoyable lifestyles for over two decades in North America. We understand the challenges of the golden years, we know what our seniors are capable of achieving, and we offer companionship and care that helps empower seniors to sustain their autonomy, maintain good health, and enjoy their time in retirement.

Our trained caregivers can make your day-to-day life easier and help you make the most of your time, rendering it a relaxing and enjoyable experience. At Comfort Keepers Kitchener and Waterloo senior care, we can help you achieve your tasks so that you can focus on the things that matter. We help our clients find joy by elevating the human spirit.
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