Caregivers in Turnersville, NJ – Celebrate this Fun Holiday by Encouraging Your Elderly Parent to Write their Memoirs
How and when do you celebrate your accomplishments? Or are you just going through the motions of life like most people? If you can’t celebrate you, don’t expect anyone else to either. One of the most important ways to celebrate your life, both past and present, is to write a personal memoir about your life. This is so important that the whole nation celebrates November as the Memoir Writing Month
Why Write About Your Life?
Memoir writing is committing our life stories to writing. It is writing our own autobiographies as a way of celebrating our lives and families. Memoir writing helps us to understand ourselves and our families better. Your caregiving for an elderly parent is a big part of your life, and it can be stress reducing to write about it. Through memoir writing, we can leave a piece of us to the next generation. We can share our stories with our descendants. How else do we expect our descendants to learn about our lives, our achievements, our inadequacies, our challenges and struggles in life and legacies?
To celebrate the memoir writing month, many writing associations and societies have organized many writing events around the country. Some of the events are meant to bring awareness to people about the importance of memoir writing, while others are purely about general writing. There are also writing competitions and challenges for both established and aspiring writers. The National Association of Memoir Writers has not been left behind. The association has lined up its own events and summits in which renowned writers have been invited to speak on different topics.
Since the inception of the national memoir writing month, many people have plunged themselves into writing, not just memoirs but also novels and books. However, for beginners, memoir writing can be a launching pad. If you are one of those who would like to get started but you don’t know where and how to start, don’t worry. There is a lot of information available on the web about memoir writing. There are also established writers who are ready to help upcoming writers to get started. You can also visit reputable memoir writing blogs to familiarize yourself with memoir writing guidelines.
Staying Focused on Your Life
We’re all busy – even if you don’t have time to go to any events (consider inviting your senior parent to come!) then you can still have fun doing some writing. Procrastination is the worst thief ever. If you have been postponing taking the first step, use this opportunity. November 1st to November 30th is a lot of time for you to learn memoir writing.
It’s something your elderly loved one may be interested in doing as well. Maybe you can encourage her to get started writing her memoirs, and maybe even lend her a little assistance. If you need more help in caring for your senior parent, consider hiring in-home care providers for her daily needs.
For all of your caregiver needs in Turnersville, NJ and the surrounding areas call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 321-1500.
Home to Stay Senior Care Solutions is owned and operated by the Dubler and Skole Families and was started because of experiences they had with their own Families. In one situation Mom was living alone and had a fall. It was not until this fall that the family realized they were unprepared.
When it was time for their Mom to come home, she needed companion and personal care to assist her and prevent another accident. Like most people in this situation, they were confused and did not know where to go for help. It was this life-changing experience that lead to starting a home care company that is focused on enabling those who wish to stay at home and age in place.
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