questionsdo you think your senior parents have enough of a…

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Have you considered that maybe she is happy the way things are? That being said, if "she" decides that she needs more in her life, many urban areas have community centers and offer craft programs, etc. And many places are looking for volunteers to get involved in charitable work. And there is always the local pub!

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My parents, in their 70s, have plenty to do. My dad does Civil War reenactments and my mom is involved as well. They have plenty of other stuff they do too.

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Just how old is your mom? How are you defining "senior?" Have you asked your mom if she's happy with her life? Maybe she enjoys the peace and semi-solitude that she has, especially since she has a good friend and a relative at hand when she'd like company.

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Not since they got a Toyota Toilet Seat (aka a Venza). ;)

Just kidding... both of my parents have been dead for years (father for 37, mother for 22).

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Sorry, i can't use reply from my . My parents have been divorced since I was 8 and my dad has been remarried forever. She is 70 + and is a flight attendant with more energy than anyone half her age, but most of her friends are dispersed around the country due to the nature of her work. It's not that I feel like I want to push her to get out and have a life or that I think she is unhappy. I was just wondering what things might be out there for her to do to make friends here and see what others are doing.

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Is your dad still available? You didn't mention that. There are lots of things that seniors can do together.

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My mother and her husband have a way, way better social life than I ever did. Just got back from a long trip to Europe (France and Spain) at the end of last fall. Lots of activities with friends in their community, and she still works part time.

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My mother-in-law is 98 years old. Getting up in the morning is about as social as she gets. She sleeps most of the day, sometimes through meals. It's a shame, because we used to call her the "Eveready Bunny" as she was always on the go. She volunteered at a local hospital, did the elections, walked a mile or two every day with her friends. Always too busy to be at home. The change came after she turned 92 and she couldn't drive any more. The lack of independence took everything out of her.