Some of us can name the traditions our families have for the holidays. Some people can’t, but they are there, aren’t they? There are some things that we do every year and whether we say they are traditions or not makes no difference.
My dad always wrapped up some gift filled with a marble or something else that would rattle. No one knew who would get it, or what, if anything, else was in the package. Sometimes it was a real gift, but sometimes it was just the marble. Either way, he had created a tradition and when he was gone, we all remembered it and were sad to realize that there was no package under the tree that rattled the way Dad made it rattle. And how it made us laugh …
When the Keeping In Touch Solutions families’ Care Callers talk with clients, they hear lots of stories, memories, and about traditions. We are touched by them and have learned how important they can be. When Mom, or Dad, can no longer maintain the traditions they made sure happened, it’s important to them that someone else pick up the reins and ride forth making sure the tradition continues.
Likewise, it’s fun to create new traditions as times change and new personalities join the family.
Everyone looks forward to many things over the holidays …
Keep them alive and well in your family. They become things everyone counts on and finds comfort in re-living. They make memories build bigger and better.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.