1. Invite your grandparents to stay with you
Old age can be a difficult phase to deal with. Along with bodily changes, the elderly also experience pangs of loneliness. Hence, as a grandchild, you can take the responsibility of hosting your grandparents at home and making them feel like they are not alone. This is what Pushpak Vimaan’s Vilas (Subodh Bhave) does, when he sees his granddad Tatya (Mohan Joshi) spending a lonely life in his small town.
Watch the film here.
2. Take them sight-seeing
In old age, the body starts giving up and travelling becomes a problem. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t make the experience a comfortable one for your grandparents. If they can’t walk or have difficulty moving about, hire a wheelchair and make arrangements with hotels and restaurants for assistance. Take that extra effort and take your grandparents sight-seeing. Trust us, it would mean the world to them!
3. Make them try new things
In a scene from Pushpak Vimaan, Vilas takes Tatya to a mall and treats him to a fish pedicure. And the old man loves every bit of it! With a little to look forward to, old people tend to feel low and worn out. Make them try new things so that they remain excited and enthusiastic about life, even in their last stage.
4. Be next to them when they need you the most
5. Listen to them
6. Take them out for a nice meal
When you reach a certain age, eating any and everything under the sun becomes a problem. There are several food restrictions and the elderly are forced to eat a particular kind of cuisine. But an outing once in a while never hurts, right? Take your grandparents out for a nice meal and treat them with the cuisine they love. Their taste buds deserve a change! But make sure you consult their doctor first before taking them out.
In this scene from Pushpak Vimaan, Tatya is seen enjoying a plate of hakka noodles, for the first time in his life. How cute!
So, are you ready to be the perfect grandson/daughter to your grandma and grandpa? What do you plan to do for them? Tell us in the comments section below!
If you like Subodh Bhave, watch his thrilling television series Tula Pahate Re, exclusively on ZEE5.