I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of politics. So, you may ask, how do I manage through an election year? Easy, the one aspect of politics that I do find interesting is the perspective of some of my senior clients. One day not too long ago I had a fun conversation with a centenarian who remembers casting her first vote for FDR. No, that’s not a typo, the first person she remembers voting for was Franklin Delano Roosevelt (although she thinks there may have been someone earlier in a local election). We then had a lively chat about the political landscape and how politics have changed through the years.
So if you are like me and get bored and frustrated with the never-ending political hype, spin it positive and use the elections as a way to gain insight into the past. Break the taboo of “never talk politics or religion” in public and initiate a conversation with your elderly loved one and you just may be surprised by what you learn.
And please remember to help your elderly loved one and other seniors in your community make their voice heard by helping them participate in local and national elections.
Please feel free to contact me for more ideas and activities to enjoy with your loved one. BRoberts@HomeHelpers.cc or (603) 845-3333.