Aging Parents Making Memories with Their Favorite Holiday Stories and Movies
Stories have been told and created for centuries. From Stone Age carvings on stones to today’s digital versions on iPad and Kindle, the way they are presented have changed but the value of stories remain the same.
Through thousands of years, generation to generation, the one passion remains…favorite holiday stories.
Do you have a holiday story to share from your childhood? Please share and let us feature you here on our website.
Your aging parents and children will sure enjoy stories told in movies as well. One that remained a favorite for over 60 years is Miracle on 34th Street. The story happened in New York City’s 34th Street about a young lawyer, a child, an old man that claimed to be Santa and Macy’s Department Store’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
This story will bring the true spirit of Christmas, the value of sharing, caring and listening… and cut through commercialism.
Another evergreen story is A Charlie Brown Christmas. Charlie Brown and his friends were against commercialism and they tried to present a Christmas pageant to the community. It showed their struggles and triumphs and how they learned the true meaning of Christmas.
The Polar Express is a new favorite for younger generations. This story takes you to a magical train that traveled to the North Pole to see Santa Claus. The hero in this story is a young boy who took on a journey that changed him completely from unbelief to believing the wonders of Christmas.
The Legend of the Candy Cane by James Bernardin is still popular amongst young and old. This book tells a story of a stranger riding into a small prairie town and made their dreams come true. It shows the warmth, love and miracles of Christmas.
This holiday season create memories for your children, relatives and aging parents and grandparents by watching a classic holiday movie together or take time to read a favorite story that mom or dad read to you when you were little.
Pass on the tradition to your children and introduce them to your favorite childhood Christmas stories. They may eventually take what you taught them to the next generation.
Stories can leave behind fond memories and remind us of our culture and heritage. It is a way to keep a family tradition from generation to generation. With modern technology, you can Skype and chat live with your family members who are afar and not with you this holiday season.
Bring them in to the story telling times through the digital devices. Spread the love and joy of Christmas with your childhood stories for you never know who you may bless and bring joy to this holiday season in your home.
Your aging parents and grandparents love to tell a story…let them share.
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.
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