After you reach a certain age, it matters less what people do for you, and it matters more to just have the people you appreciate closer to you during your day-to-day life. If you noticed this about your grandparents, then you probably already know what to do to make them feel truly special this Thanksgiving.

 thanksgivingBegin by calling distant family members and inviting them to visit. A family reunion held with their senior living Denver retirement community festivities might be just what your grandparents want, especially if family is very important to them.

The next thing you can do is actually spend more time with them. Don’t let all the cooking and organizational tasks take you away from your family for too long. Aim to spend the days leading up to Thanksgiving in close proximity to your parents and grandparents. You can even have them help with basic tasks, so they won’t feel like they’re just there for the ride.

Find decorations of the kind that they used during their youth. If Thanksgiving is one of your grandparents’ favorite holidays, then they’ll definitely appreciate this “retro” touch, as it will bring back a lot of great memories and help them feel right at home.

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to spend with the family and actually interact. Even if your grandparents aren’t too fond of social gatherings, you’ll find they still appreciate a quiet, special evening spent with their favorite friends and family.