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Long Distance Activities to Do with Your Grandkids

Posted by Lori Thomas on November 2, 2018

There is nothing more rewarding in life than being blessed with grandchildren. However, for many grandparents, this doesn’t necessarily mean they get to live as close to their grandchildren as they would like. Long-distance grandchildren-grandparent relationships can be tough, especially for grandparents who feel like they are missing out on their grandchild’s life and fun milestones.

This is why it is so important to not only have long-distance phone and video chat dates, but to be able to play games long distance as well. Long distance games will help keep these phone calls more interactive and engaging. Here are a few suggestions for long-distance games any grandparent and grandchild can play together.

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Movie Night: Picking Movies Seniors Will Enjoy

Posted by Alyssa Ball on October 2, 2018

Seniors loved getting lost in a good movie just as much as you do. They're an enjoyable pastime. Hosting a movie night in your home or at a senior center is fun, cheap, and easy. While we all love a good movie, the senior in your life may not necessarily have the same taste in movies as you. Luckily here are some available resources to help you choose a movie everyone will love! 

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Enjoyable and Safe Activities To Do with Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 31, 2018

It isn't easy seeing a senior loved one at home because one or more physical limitations puts them at a higher risk of falls and the associated injuries. It may require a bit more creativity, but planning safe activities to do with your senior creates opportunities for them to get out and enjoy their day.

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Voting Options For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on October 25, 2016

Voting is an American right possessed by every citizen. However, seniors often have trouble getting to the polls to cast their vote for city, state, and national polls. It isn't necessary for seniors to physically show up to a polling place in order to vote, though. It's still one of the easiest ways, but if that's not an option, here are a few others you should know about.

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Top 5 Memory Games for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on September 13, 2016

Memory games are a great way for seniors to exercise their minds. However, it's sometimes hard to find a memory game that a senior will enjoy enough to keep playing over time. To achieve the best brain-boosting results, it's important that they play a variety of challenging games and do so consistently.

With that in mind, we've rounded up 5 of the top memory games for seniors:

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5 Safe Labor Day Activities for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on August 30, 2016

Labor Day is a great time to relax, enjoy your time off work, and be around your loved ones. When celebrating with your senior there are actually several fun activities to choose from. Here are five safe ways to spend time with seniors on Labor Day.

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How to Help Your Senior Maintain a Sense of Purpose

Posted by Ruby Cemental on August 2, 2016

As seniors continue to age and progress through the next stage of their lifetimes, they may begin to lose sight of their purpose or relevance, either in their own lives or in the lives of those around them. As a caregiver, it is your job to help your senior maintain a sense of purpose by providing them with multiple outlets and opportunities for creativity, socializing, and productivity. Our list will get you started, but you can always adjust the ideas to suit your specific situation and needs.

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21 Activities for Seniors and the Grandkids

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 6, 2016

Kids love freedom from school during the summer but should not spend their whole break lying on the couch watching TV. Spending time with the grandkids gives grandparents a chance to get out of the house and have some fun, and sometimes you don't even have to go any further than your own backyard. Here are 7 great outdoor activities for seniors and the grandkids to try this summer:

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Making Holiday Memories: Fun Activities for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on December 17, 2012

For most of us, the holidays are a magical time full of family, friends and memories. However, as we age the holidays can be stressful, confusing, or lonely. To help spread some cheer, there are many activities that you and your senior loved ones can do this holiday season. Here are just a few fun and safe activities. 

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