This time let’s look at riding in cars with seniors. Taking Grandma with you for outings is a wonderful way to provide social contact and stimulation. Please include your seniors in activities this summer. The following are a few cautionary notes with cars.
I remember a wonderful trip that was a long drive. My Grandmother suggested she sit in the back. Sibling rivalry was in full bloom between me and my sister so Grandma sat between us. As we rode, she told us stories about when she was our age(s). She pointed out features along the way and told us about them: she had actually played in a hayloft! When we arrived at our destination, no one was whining, or had asked, “Are we there yet?”
Just a few tips to help you have pleasant summer trips with your seniors.
"A Senior Moment" is written by Ms. Sara Lieber, owner of Senior Sidekicks. Ms. Lieber has over 30 years of experience in senior care.