3 Ways to Capture Memories from Grandparents
What’s one of the biggest regrets most people have when they lose an elderly loved one of theirs? For a lot of people, it’s wishing they had asked more questions and learned more about the history of their grandma, grandpa, mom, or dad.
- Do you know what your grandma’s house was like when she was growing up?
- Do you know what your grandpa’s first ever car was that he bought? And how much he paid for it?
- What are the 3 things your mom is most proud of in her life?
- If your dad could change one thing about his life or go back in time and re-live, what would it be and why?
These are just some of the questions you could ask any elderly person in your life, but there’s a never-ending list of things that could be asked to learn more about them.
There are a lot of ways you can go about doing this, but here are 3 popular methods:
- There are apps that can record a phone conversation between you and Grandma or Grandpa, which is a great and easy way to go over several questions at once. As a positive, you get to keep these audio files and hear the sound of your grandparents’ voice whenever you want!
- There are services that send regular emails to your elderly loved one with different questions in each email, and your senior answers the question and emails it to you. This works well if your senior is tech savvy with emails, but can be a challenge for some seniors.
- Another way is to use the old school method of pen and paper, along with snail mail. You could send your grandparent or parent a list of questions and have them write their answers in a notebook or journal, and then have them send that to you in the mail. This is a great way to learn more about your senior, and most seniors enjoy writing with a pen and paper and sending things in the mail!
We do offer a service like that at Golden Comfort, known as our Golden Memories card service. We send premium 5”x7” notecards, with a unique question printed on each card for your senior, along with an envelope and stamp so they can send it back to you. This makes it easy for your senior to answer one question at a time, as a whole book of questions can be overwhelming. When you get their card back in the mail, it’s a great time to give your senior a call and talk about their answer in detail!
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