For some seniors, sadness and depression go hand in hand with aging. For example, your grandma may feel lonely or sad due to life changes such as illness, retirement, limited mobility, or the death of a spouse.
She may be grieving the death of your grandfather or a close friend. While these life changes are expected and normal, they can be challenging if your grandma feels lonely and isolated.
You can cheer up your grandma with small, thoughtful gestures that show how much you care.
Here are some ideas that you may find helpful:
- Take your grandma out or make dinner at her home.
- Call her in the evening to ask how her day was.
- Take her on a spontaneous trip.
- Go for a nature walk together.
- Take your grandma to the movies.
- Practice mindfulness together.
- Give your grandma a gift that will cheer her up.
- Say thank you.