Moms have a day. Dads have a day. It turns out, grandparents do too! Many PebbleCreek residents and grandparents around the country will be celebrated on Sunday, September 8, which is Grandparents Day. With this special day being right around the corner, now is the time to decide on an activity or two for both generations to bond and learn from each other. This might even be the opportunity to start a tradition for years to come.
The cause for celebration can help children to share with their grandparents how special they are and how much they mean to them. Allow the day to be the beginning, keeping the relationship strengthening all year long. Here are a few activities for them to cherish together:
Connection on the Courts
Whether it be bocce ball, Pickleball or tennis, take it to the courts for a how-to lesson or friendly competition. These sports are designed for people of all ages and abilities. If staying indoors is more their style, try a round of ping pong, yoga class or line dancing session. With all of the activities to enjoy, there is something for both grandparents and grandkids to relish together.
Splashing Good Time
While celebrating in the Arizona heat might keep activities on the warmer side, a dive in the pool can keep things cool for grandkids and grandparents. Plus, there’s nothing quite like matching goggles to make you giggle. Find fun and safe games to play in the water, followed by a sweet treat to devour while lounging in the sun.
Craft a Memory
Create a keepsake that can be cherished year after year. Assemble a scrapbook, paint ceramics or embellish a canvas with stamps and stickers. The creative arts will allow the generations to connect both in creativity and conversation. When looking at the masterpiece, it’ll be hard to forget the special day it was made.
Giving Back Together
Helping others in the community and bonding in that experience can provide both a powerful link and lesson. Look for a volunteer opportunity in the area. If there isn’t one close to home, find local organizations that are participating in drives. Whether it’s collecting canned food, clothing, pet supplies or picking out a present for a local child in need, they will treasure the time contributing to a greater good.
If You Live Far Away
Don’t let distance deter you from celebrating and creating a stronger connection. Send a care package with artwork, a decorated picture frame or notebook to write messages back and forth, like a pen pal. Pick up the phone to give grandma or grandpa a call, and if they are tech savvy, use FaceTime to share the smiles. A small act goes a long way to keep everyone close-knit.
Written by: Laura Stagg, PebbleCreek
Laura Stagg is the Vice President of Sales at PebbleCreek, a Robson Resort Community. For five decades, Robson Resort Communities, master-planned resort-style developments in Arizona and Texas, have been redefining luxury 55+ living with innovative and award-winning home designs and exceptional resort-style amenities. Today, more than 50,000 people call a Robson Resort Community home. Learn more at robson.com.