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July 20th is National Space Exploration Day. On this day in 1969, the world watched as the first team of astronauts explored the moon. This may be a time that many older adults can remember like it was yesterday and is a holiday they would be proud to celebrate.
Many adults who do remember this time in their life are in the baby boomer generation and may now require caregivers to help with day-to-day tasks. Family members of these elderly adults are turning to the help of elderly care providers to assist with the tasks that have become too challenging for their loved ones to accomplish on their own. If this sounds like your elderly parent or relative, they can have a fun Space Exploration Day with a home care aid or family member. Here are a few celebration days to create a day they will never forget.
Go to the Library
A great place to start in learning more about the planets and stars that surround Earth is to read about it. Encourage the elder to pick out books about space to give them a better understanding of how it works. If they have trouble reading due to poor eyesight or other health problems, many libraries have audiobooks available. Your loved one may even want to rent a movie on the topic to increase their space-related knowledge.
Visit a Museum
Museums with a space exhibit will give the elder an up-close view of space. They may be able to see what an actual spacecraft looked like, as well as learning all of the intricate details that went into planning a space expedition. The Smithsonian is a popular choice if you want to learn more about space, but your local museum may also have a space exhibit that the elder will enjoy going to.
Look at Old Newspaper Clippings
If your loved one is interested in a timeline of what took place during the space travels in 1969, newspaper clippings can be found from that day. Many libraries have archives of such stories. If the elder is unable to find what they are looking for at the library, help them by doing an Internet search on the topic. You will most likely be able to find the exact newspaper and story from that time in history.
Space travels have come a long way in the past 40 years, but these ideas should help bring your elderly parent back to this time in their life.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Elderly Care Services Deerfield IL, contact the caring staff at Gentle Home Services. Call today (800) 860-9823.
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