I have lived at Lewisville Estates for ten months. It was a major decision for me, coming from my own home of many years, to a smaller space and community setting. I have not once regretted the move. The staff is very accommodating; the residents are friendly and welcoming. When wanted or needed, activities are available. This is now Home!
Fun Activities for When Your Grandchild Comes to Visit Back
Have you ever heard the phrase, “There’s no place like home except Grandma’s?” Senior community living allows you to enjoy the freedom to do the things you want to do, when you want to do them. This includes having your grandchildren come visit you at your house! Your grandchildren are always just as excited to see you as you are to have them come visit you. There are lots of activities you and your grandchild can do together that will make your time special and memorable. Here are a few enriching ways you can spend time together during your next visit:
Cook a Meal or Bake a Treat Together
Whether the kitchen in your unit is big or small, your grandchild will love learning some of your skills and recipes. Ask him or her if they have a favorite dish or treat from your kitchen and then teach them to make it! Not only will you fill their belly with yummy food, you will create a memorable time together for years to come.
Show and Tell
Yep, you heard that right! Show and tell isn’t just for kindergarten. Grandparents and grandchildren can create a deep, meaningful connection when they share stories, objects, and experiences with each other. Ask your grandchild to bring something they would like to show you and tell you about, and have something ready to share as well. Often times, these planned discussions lead to the best unexpected discussions that deepen our bond with each other.
Read a Chapter Book
If you have a grandchild that comes regularly, reading a chapter book together is a special treat for both of you. Take turns picking the book to be read, and you can enjoy quality time together as you participate in your own mini book club. If your grandchildren live far away, take advantage of technology and read over the phone, or video chat through Skype or Facetime. A few great books to get started with are The Tale of Despereaux, Matilda, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Give Each Other a Manicure
This activity is great for grandkids at any age. Little ones and teenagers alike will love coming to visit if it means pampering is involved! It is easy to turn your room into a beauty salon for the occasion. Grab some inexpensive bottles of nail polish and nail files for a few dollars. Take turns painting as you catch up on each other’s lives, as well as the latest and greatest in books and movies of course!
Visits to see you in a senior living community don’t have to be intimidating for your grandchildren. These activities and many more will make grandchildren visits memorable and meaningful; making them feel right at home!
When we arrived at Lewisville Estates ten months ago, we were quite apprehensive to begin a whole new way of life in our old age. However, we were warmly greeted by residents and staff alike. We were most pleasantly surprised with our new apartment and quickly settled into our new home. We have been very contented and happy here.
I like Lewisville Estates because all of the people are so friendly. The games are fun and there is always something to do. I enjoy going out to the garden and watching the fish and birds; some of us got to see a roadrunner. I had never seen one before so that was exciting. There is also a hummingbird and a green parakeet.
I am so blessed to be able to live in such a wonderful place as this for the past 21 months. The food is great, the staff is so helpful and friendly, and the other residents are great people. We have so many activities here so we never get bored or lonely. Another thing I enjoy here is the weekly housekeeping service; I don't have to clean the bathroom, vacuum, or change the bed linens anymore. I can enjoy all of the fun things and they take care of the work!
My mother has been a resident at Lewisville Estates for about four years and recently we had to move her because she needed more care. It was regrettable that we had to move because we had grown to consider Lewisville Estates home. That is about the greatest compliment I can give to the staff at Lewisville Estates and the management at Tarantino Properties. Home is a place where one can feel comfortable, at peace and surrounded by loving, caring people. We found that at Lewisville Estates and are very grateful to every person there.