Home for Thanksgiving: Aging Parents and Traditions
What are your favorite Thanksgiving Traditions? For many who live far from their aging parents or grandparents, it is time to pack their suitcase and take the trip home either by air or on a road trip.
This is also a time when families bring out their best kept secret recipes, serving sets and setting up the dining room table with beautiful tableware. For some, it is a time of gathering around the kitchen catching up with all the latest news and photos with family members from near and far. And for others, it is cooking together and having a cup of tea or it is watching or playing football.
Here at Keeping In Touch Solutions, it is time for us to unveil our bestselling eBook sold once a year called Home for the Holidays: Creating Happy Holiday Memories for every generation of your family.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a month long preparation and celebration of holidays for Americans.
New York City starts the celebration with their tradition, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. The event is telecasted live throughout the country with floats, bands, music, balloons and Santa Claus… families in New York and New Jersey stand in the cold every year to watch the parade.
For some families, it is time to think about the Turkey….to brine or not to brine…fresh or frozen…ten pounds or twenty five pounds?
Are you a ‘do it the same way every year’ because everyone expects the same thing or do you break from tradition sometimes?
Some families make the same Thanksgiving food from generation to generation.
Even the French’s Fried Onions have their tradition! The item is always on sale during Thanksgiving holidays. Most families have adopted their recipe from the can for their side dish year after year.
Family traditions make us feel comfortable and homely yet when it is time to celebrate certain uncomfortable questions may arise.
Are you missing someone in your celebration this year? Have you noticed any difference in your aging parents or grandparents’ appearance and behavior?
This is also a time when reality hits us on issues like caring for our aging parents or grandparents. Are they capable to live alone by themselves in the next year? Is preparation for Thanksgiving meal and the holidays giving them more stress than you have seen in years?
Some people dread going for a visit with their aging parents or grandparents during the holidays. It is hard to see our love ones growing weaker and older.
In our eBook, we outline some important keys for a “stress less” holiday celebration. You will find
• Convenient, easy to use Holiday planning checklist
• Understand the demographics of your family
• How to successfully plan your holiday
• Tips for reducing holiday stress
• A gift for you
While family gatherings and traditions are important, it can be a time of great challenges for some. If you are looking for ways to stay in touch with your aging loved ones please go to KeepingInTouchSolutions and find out more about our offerings.
Here is the link to our eBook and KeepingInTouchSolutions.
Happy Thanksgiving! This is a season of giving and caring…my friend Nina Hershberger would like to share with you her free eBook called 250 Great Thanksgiving Recipes. You can download it at her site.
Diana Beam is an entrepreneur with a vision and a heart for the elderly. She has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, long term care administrator, home health care pioneer, senior real estate specialist and owner of Keeping in Touch Solutions. Her passion is to see working women and men with elderly parents set free from guilt of not having time or proximity to their aging parents and helping the elderly with their aging needs and transition challenges. Diana lives in Indiana with her husband Ron and they have 3 grown children, 2 grandsons and a golden retriever named Hope and a calico cat named Ms Dottie. Grab her free report, 7 ways to provide maximum support to your parents, today. If you’d like to learn more about Diana and how she helps elderly clients through Keeping in Touch Solutions, check out her website at www.