By AMS, Jan 27 2019 04:43PM
Grandparents should be taken on family holidays, the minister responsible for tackling loneliness has said.
Mims Davies the new Sport and Civil Society minister told the Sunday Telegraph recently that communities had a "moral duty" to stop the elderly feeling abandoned. A 2017 report has said that loneliness is as harmeful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
We at Hoose HQ couldn't agree more, part of the reason for snapping up Tappit Hoose when it came on the market was to enable just this idea. Tappit Hoose is a few steps across a narrow lane and it's the ideal place to house the Grandparents, all on one level and a short walk to the local shops and cafes.
We have road tested taking the grandparents away with us and I'm pleased to report that there were no major casualties and a great time was had by all. We are very lucky that our children have such young, fit and able Grandparents and it was such a joy to wave them off across the road at 7am to go and have breakfast with Grandma. Grandpa loved taking them off to have sneaky ice creams from The Beehive, hubby and I even managed to go and have a drink together. The best of all however was just wandering around together, taking the dogs to the beach, mooching around the shops and eating some more ice cream. Sounds corny but making memories the children will cherish forever.