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The myths and misconceptions about older adults are too numerous to count. They range from false ideas about seniors and technology to the stereotype that older adults are lonely and grumpy. Spend time at a senior center or a retirement community, and you’ll see otherwise.
Summer vacation often means grandparents and grandchildren have more time to spend together. It provides both age groups with an opportunity to relax and bond across the generations. If your grandkids will be heading to your house for a visit soon, you might find yourself worrying about what activities you can do together.
Parents play an important role in our lives no matter what age we are. They are mentors, teachers, disciplinarians, and some of the people who love us most in the world. July 22 is National Parents’ Day, a holiday that got its start in 1994.
Independence Day parties are a popular summer activity in the United States. Multiple generations of families often gather together to celebrate our nation’s birth with fireworks, picnic foods, and lawn games. If your family’s elders will be joining you on July Fourth, you’ll want to take a few extra steps to keep them safe and healthy.
Since more people are living longer, healthier lives, family holiday celebrations often include three or even four generations of loved ones. Finding ways to make those gatherings engaging and enjoyable for everyone, however, takes a little more planning. As Father’s Day approaches, we’ve compiled a few ideas you can use to plan an intergenerational celebration.
Old Glory, as the American flag is often referred to, symbolizes our country’s heritage and freedom. For seniors who served or had a loved one serve during a period of war or conflict, the American flag can be especially meaningful. It represents pride, sacrifice, courage, and determination.
June 6, 1944, is a date forever embedded in history. On that day, in the early morning hours, Allied forces staged the largest invasion the world had ever seen. It was an assault against Hitler and German positions on the beaches of Normandy, France.
Americans are proud of our service men and women. We conduct letter-writing campaigns when they are deployed overseas, greet them with bands and parades when they return home, and honor them with special days throughout the year.