Grandma hasn’t really been out much since my grandpa moved to a nursing home to recover from surgery. He is her life, and she never really felt comfortable going anywhere without him. We knew that even though she visited him every day, and that it was only a month until he would come home, she was still lonely at nights.
A trip to the movies
To brighten up her spirits one day, I thought I’d take her to the movies. A few hours out with her would give her a chance to get out of the house for a while. After the movie ended, I could tell that she thoroughly enjoyed doing something different. She even wanted to meet with me to see another movie the following week!
A boost in spirits
I know the movie provided entertainment for grandma, but I think it also helped her get her mind off of worrying about my grandfather being away from home. Our little afternoon trip helped boost her spirits. I really believe elderly adults must stay active and social in order to keep their minds going strong. I can see it’s working for my grandma.