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August 7th is Friendship Day

Caregivers in Cinco Ranch TX

Caregivers in Cinco Ranch TX

Having great friendships is important for both caregivers and their elderly loved ones. Strong bonds with friends can help people of all ages to feel happier, healthier, and more connected with others. August 7th is Friendship Day, a holiday that is dedicated to celebrating friendships. Friendship Day is a great day to encourage your loved one to think about their friendships and think about ways that they can show gratitude to a friend, strengthen a relationship with a friend, or simply make their friend smile. In addition, it is important for caregivers to do the same. When caregivers have strong friendships, they may be less likely to suffer from stress or even depression. If you and your loved one are looking for ways to celebrate Friendship Day this year, read on for some great ideas!

Write a Letter to a Friend

Do you or your loved one have a friend that lives far away? Distance can make staying in touch and keeping a friendship strong a challenge. This Friendship Day, encourage your loved one to reach out to a friend who lives far away by writing them a letter. This is also an activity that you can get involved in, too, if you have a friend that lives far away. Write about the things that are happening in your life and be sure to include a happy memory or two. Perhaps they will write back and you and your loved one can make letter-writing a more frequent activity.

Make Plans

Does your loved one have a friend that they have been wanting to get together with but life always seems to get in the way? Encourage them this Friendship Day to make some concrete plans and stick to them. Have your loved one invite their friend over for lunch, out for coffee, or agree to meet them at the park. When your loved one has a scheduled activity with a friend, they will be less likely to miss it. If they enjoy their time spent with their friend, they may even wish to make get-togethers a more regular activity.

Surprise a Friend with Something Kind

Your friend and/or your loved one’s friend may not know that it is Friendship Day. So, if you do something kind for them on August 7th it will be a delightful surprise. Send a card, make a box of cookies, or give them a fresh bouquet of flowers form the garden. These gestures will surely be appreciated and you and your loved one will have fun making a friend smile.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregivers in Cinco Ranch, TX, please call the caring staff at At Your Side Home Care. We will answer all of your senior care questions. Call today: (832) 271-1600.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

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