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Keeping in Touch Solutions Solves Vacation Woes

I had a friend tell me this story recently and I’m glad we were able to provide a happy solution!

When her kids were growing up, her husband was the designated camping trip planner. While he exposed their offspring to the great outdoors, she vacationed peacefully at home alone. For the last couple of years, their adult children have begged them to repeat their childhood memories with their rambunctious grandchildren. But problems are related to their request:

  • Their kids grew up rolling around on grass, riding bikes and running through the sprinkler. Their grandkids however, seem to be growing up on the couch. She’s not sure they can identify leaves or mud.
  • Their kids played Chinese checkers and Dodge ball. But their grandkids play with iphones and video games.
  • Last year, her husband- their grandpa- underwent some cardiac procedures. That means he now requires a co-leader for the camping trip. So he drafted her for that role.
  • She hates bugs, dirt and darkness. She also hates those huge daddy long leg spiders with bodies as big as her fist.
  • She doesn’t use public showers.
  • She refuses to be a pioneer woman, cooking breakfast over an open fire. She assures them she will be handing out cold toaster pastries instead of scrambled eggs.

Despite all her objections, her biggest concern about the wilderness camping plan wasn’t about how much she loathes camping, it’s about her dad. He’s set in his ways, bossy, grumpy and yet, adorable. And he will be completely on his own the entire time they’re gone.

She says her dad wouldn’t admit it, but he waits on daily phone calls from her. In the morning, she calls to remind him to take his medications. Every evening, she calls to chat and fill some of that empty space between dinner and bedtime.

She realized she couldn’t avoid the wilderness camping extravaganza with her grandkids, but she was much happier about going along once she realized that all she had to do was allow a dependable, kind and understanding person from Keeping in Touch Solutions call her dad every day.

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.

diana beam

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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