Most seniors grew up in a time when laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other high-end gadgets didn’t exist. They didn’t need a gadget’s assistance to live a life. As a result, seniors can teach younger kids how to do simple things without the help of a machine. They can teach kids to appreciate simplicity and the little nuances that one can enjoy while being gadget-free.
Grandparents come with years’ worth of wisdom. They are the ones who bridge the generations and pass important values and beliefs down to their grandchildren. They are not only positive contributors in the lives of grandkids, but also the strong roots upon which the younger generation can set sail. But giving all that attention and affection has a ton of benefits for elders too. Scientifically, it has proven to reduce stress, depression and lower chance of Alzheimer’s, while boosting immunity, energy and cognitive performance, making you happier and more social in general. Added bonus? It is the joy of parenthood without the stress.