Communicating with Aging Relatives During the Holidays

Communicating with Aging Relatives During the Holidays | Rebecca Eddy

The holiday meal is planned. Candles come down from the shelves. Presents are wrapped and cards addressed. We look forward to reconnecting with family. Often, that includes elderly parents, aunts, uncles, and friends. In our work with seniors and their families, we have seen many warm and easy relationships between older and younger family members. But sometimes the two generations have little in common, which can result in long and uncomfortable silences.