How Aging Adults Can Connect with Loved Ones

by May 18, 2022

In light of Join Hands Day—which is dedicated to bringing people together no matter their age—we reflect on the means through which elders can connect with loved ones. Indeed, those living in an assisted living community will want to maintain connections with family and friends as much as possible. If your senior lives in such a community, you can connect with them by talking on the phone, participating in daily activities, or helping with everyday tasks.

Tysons Woods Assisted Living facilitates such relationships and activities. Located near Tysons, VA, we offer a holistic living experience that includes comprehensive personal care. Furthermore, we believe elders can receive care while retaining a free-living lifestyle. Our team works hard to afford all residents ample privacy and opportunities for social connection. Learn more on our website or call us at (703) 846-0395 today.

Below, we discuss how elders can maintain strong connections with their loved ones:

Frequent Phone Calls

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While you should try to avoid relying on it, the phone allows an easy means to stay in touch with loved ones. We may take it for granted, but speaking with anyone from afar provides immense personal value and support. Texting also offers an easy avenue for frequent, casual chatting. Still, calling is a more personal and thoughtful move. 

You might also try video calling with FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or another platform. Seniors may struggle with this technology, so try to familiarize them with it before use.

Participate in Activities Together

As texting cannot provide the same connection as a phone call, phone conversation can’t replace face-to-face interactions. We recommend you schedule some time to explore activities you and your senior can do together. Consider what your senior would enjoy. Some ideas include:

  • Going out to eat 
  • Watching a movie at home or at the theater
  • Visiting local museums, art galleries, science centers, and historical sites
  • Going to see musicians, plays, comedians, and sporting events
  • Enjoying the outdoors at parks, trails, lakes, rivers, and the beach
  • Indoor activities like board games, video games, reading, writing, painting, and knitting

Let Them Help with Day-to-Day Tasks

You need not even make a whole event of your time with your senior. Instead, ask whether they could help with your daily activities or vice versa. Even these simple chores can be great opportunities for spending time together. You might try:

  • Going grocery shopping
  • Cooking and enjoying meals together
  • Gardening
  • Laundry, cleaning, and other housework

Tysons Woods: Assisted Living for Elders near Tysons, VA

Spending time and bonding with your senior need not be a complicated affair, especially at an elder assisted living community like Tysons Woods. Our two residences near Tysons, VA, provide a welcoming environment for residents and guests alike to embrace the above opportunities to connect. Learn more about residence at Tysons Woods and call us at (703) 846-0395.