Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., indicates that the frequency of sit-down dinners with senior relatives has decreased for a majority of families. Half of surveyed families feel they do not have enough sit-down dinners with their senior relatives who live near them.
Let's talk about your family dinners. How many nights a week do you eat dinner? How many of those nights are with family? How many are with your whole family? How often does the senior in your life share one of those dinners with you?
People are busy, I get it! There is work, children's sports and activities, errands, and much more going on in our daily lives. Just thinking about what you are going to make for dinner, probably stresses you out! However we all know that you cannot get back the time you have with your family. One day your children will be on their own, your parents could be gone and you could be alone. Will you then wish you had taken the extra time with them?
Over the past few years, I have truly realized that life is short! You only get one life and so you should make it the best. Spending quality time with the people you care about is way more important than all the mundane things we do on a daily basis.
Home Instead has kicked off a campaign to Bring Back the Sunday Dinner because it is important to share the time you have here with friends and family. Check out this video to see how they share family dinner.
So take the pledge! Go to www.SundayDinnerPledge.com and submit your name. For every person that commits to eating dinner with a senior the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will donate $1 to Meals on Wheels America.
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