Soak up every single moment with your aging parents and kids together. Time is precious and these 3 simple and fun activities for grandparents and grandkids will bring everyone closer together.
This is a sponsored post by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana. All opinions are 100% my own.
3 Fun and Easy Memory-Making Activities for Grandparents
You don’t have to spend a lot of money or plan a super-detailed road trip to make memories with your parents and your kids. I have so many happy memories of my grandparents, and they are all pretty simple.
In fact, it’s the simple things in life that are the most treasured, right?
Get together with your kids and parents and try some of these activities together. Take some photos and videos so you can memorialize this time together.
And remember that as you are planning these activities, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield provides access to important things like home-delivered healthy meals, service dog support, and health-related transportation to help your parents achieve health and wellness.
#1 Bake Cookies
One of the easiest activities for any age is baking cookies together. Do your parents have an old recipe they want to share with their grandchildren?
It forces everyone to get off technology and laugh and enjoy time together. And then at the end, you have a warm plate of cookies to savor together too.
#2 Take a Walk
If the weather allows it, take a leisurely stroll. Depending on your parents’ mobility, this can be as simple as just walking around your neighborhood or walking around a paved path at a nearby park.
During this walk, encourage everyone to talk about their favorite memories together. If this is the same town your parents grew up in, ask them to share memories of what it was like back then.
Not only will you all learn something, but walking is good for both your physical and mental health.
#3 Share Stories While Listening to Music
Laughter and music are both amazing natural remedies for bad moods. Ask your parents what their favorite music was when they were younger, like your children’s ages.
Then, make a playlist and sit and listen to their favorite songs together. This is the perfect time for old memories to come back and you might hear some stories you never knew.
Music is the perfect way for all generations to relate to each other. Maybe there are some similar stories your kids have too!
How to Care For Your Aging Parents’ Health
Spend less time worrying about how to care for your parents’ health and more time enjoying the time you have with them.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield offers access to a number of wellness and support services – and I think they can be super helpful – especially new offerings for 2020, like pest control and service dog support.
It’s such a relief to me knowing that they are committed to offering Medicare Advantage plans that provide high-quality, affordable healthcare services. They really do try to improve lives through whole-person health.
That means they cover more than just doctor visits.
Now they offer more services, in addition to a list of existing wellness benefit options. This includes:
- Healthy food delivery
- Health-related transportation services
- Adult day centers visits to help reduce loneliness
- Personal home helpers to help with daily activities at home
- Alternative medicine/acupuncture
Annual enrollment ends December 7, 2019. So, don’t put this off, enroll as soon as you can, especially if your parents are eligible for Medicare.
Help your parents enroll in Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. They know that one of the best ways to help people live healthier is to lower barriers and make it easier for individuals to access items that address everyday health needs.
This post was brought to you by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. All opinions remain my own.