Our Favorite Activities for Every Generation in Your Family to Enjoy

Our Favorite Activities for Every Generation in Your Family to Enjoy

A grandchild and her grandparents enjoying time together.

September 26, 2022

Throughout the month of September, individuals across the entire world were celebrating Intergenerational Month, and at Heather Glen Senior Living, our team knows how important it is to encourage a greater sense of interaction between every generation within your family. You will never regret making a conscious effort to create time to be together with all of your loved ones in any way possible, so read on to see a few top activities your entire family can participate in together. 

Go through your family tree

Without a doubt, your parents and grandparents have a seemingly endless supply of stories from their past that they might not have shared with you yet—but when you take a moment to sit down with them and talk to them about their lives, you will soon see just how much there is that you didn’t know about them. With an abundance of online resources available at your fingertips, such as Ancestry.com, taking a look into your family tree has also never been easier—and it can truly be a great way to look back and discover more about your family’s history together and learn more about where you came from.  

Spend some time in the garden 

More often than not, when you have the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air around you, any activity you choose to do will be one to remember. If you have the ability, however, gardening is one pastime that will always be a great one to participate in with the whole family. The act of gardening encourages the entire family to take a greater interest in the beautiful environment around them and work together to complete a specific task, and it also cultivates an ideal space where everyone can come together and simply enjoy one another's company and conversation. 

Cook dinner together 

Whether you have home-grown vegetables from your garden to utilize or have a fully-stocked kitchen at your fingertips—getting your family together to cook is another great way to spend any evening. Bring back one of your favorite family recipes that you remember your parents making throughout your childhood or find a new favorite that you’ve been wanting to try out, and see how excited your own kids are to be involved in what could be a fun new tradition. 

Spend the day volunteering 

One incredibly meaningful way to spend time together is by giving back to the community around you. If you have certain organizations throughout your neighborhood that you would be able to volunteer together, this could be an amazing way to spend any morning or afternoon. While this would create a great opportunity to spend time together as a family, it would also be a way to teach your own children just how important it is to give back to those around you and could be something you could continue to do together for many years to come. 

Put family first

When it comes to creating the perfect atmosphere to help encourage time spent together with your loved ones—our team at Heather Glen Senior Living works day and night to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to make our community the best it can be. If you’re interested in learning more about the work we do or would like to set up a tour of your own throughout our community—give us a call at (610) 841-4478 or fill out our online form today.

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