Have you ever wondered who your ancestors were? You may have met your grandparents and maybe an aunt or uncle or two, but families have gone global, and many have disconnected. However, many seniors want to leave their legacy behind for you and their grandchildren and those who follow behind them. It’s highly recommended for seniors to research their genealogy. Not only does this keep them mentally active, it also helps them learn new technology skills.
Finding Ancestry Online
The world is getting smaller as it can be accessed using a computer. Whether your parent is computer-savvy or they team up with someone who is, it is not only fun but rewarding to trace familial backgrounds. In outlining their history, some seniors are even meeting new family member too.
This new interest in going back to one’s roots sometimes is more than a social curiosity or casual interest. In some cases, your mother or father is leaving you a medical legacy for your future. Too often there are missing pieces that might have shed light on a diagnosis. There are many resources to obtain information about your family lineage, including ancestry.com. Some are free and others have a cost. The best place to begin your research is within your family and community.
Learn more about your ancestral roots and share the information with family and friends. Studies show the more mentally active an older person, the better chance they will remain this way. Your mom or dad will have additional opportunities to build off this information and to continue learning and sharing.
Get Help from a Caregiver
Caregivers can be great companions and can help seniors navigate the web to find their ancestors. They can also be a great help around the house, such as preparing meals, transportation, light cleaning and much more. Give us a call at (239) 221-6326 to learn more about how Assisting Hands Home Care in Fort Myers can help your loved one.