As warmer weather arrives, people are getting outside. They’re planting gardens, taking long walks, heading to beaches and parks, and enjoying afternoons lounging on the deck or patio. What do your parents do when it’s rainy? Do they feel trapped inside and need a way to pass the time?
Several popular movies turn 50 this year. Your parents will know them, but you and your children may never have seen them before. Here are five movies that turn 50 in 2020 that your family can watch together for a movie afternoon at home.
Disney’s popular animated film about a family of cats was voiced by popular actors like Eva Gabor and Phil Harris. It revolves around a cherished family of noble cats who are kidnapped by their owner’s butler. He wants access to her fortune. When a tomcat realizes what’s going on, he does everything he can to save them and get them back home to their estate home.
I Never Sang for My Father
In this Oscar nominee, Gene Hackman stars as Gene Garrison. The widowed college professor must help his father (Melvyn Harris) after his mother dies. While his father needs help, Gene also doesn’t want to give up his dreams of moving to California with his new girlfriend. This causes tension between the two.
You may be familiar with the popular TV show. The award-winning movie came first and shares the saga of an Army medical unit during the Korean War. It starred Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Elliott Gould, and others. It’s considered one of the greatest comedies of all time. Watch the movie before introducing your kids to the TV show.
Patton won several Oscar awards in 1970. This biographical war movie focuses on General George S. Patton’s actions during WWII. It starred George C. Scott and Karl Malden and won Best Actor for George C. Scott, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture.
The Wild Country
Another Disney movie, this one stars a young Ron Howard. The Tanner family moves from Pittsburgh to Wyoming where they now own a ranch that’s not in great condition. They also learn that their water source travels through the land of a cruel neighboring rancher, who announces there are no laws in his territory, which starts a series of problems for the family who simply want to live in peace.
Your parents need support when you’re not available. If you need a break or have other responsibilities, make sure you have other caregivers lined up to ensure they don’t have to struggle with daily tasks like meals, personal care, or housekeeping.
Caregivers are also helpful when it comes to companionship. If your parents don’t often get out of the home or cannot leave without help, caregivers can help them with ambulation, transportation, and shopping.
If you or an aging loved one are considering a Caregiver in Glenview, IL, contact the caring staff at Companion Services of America today at (847) 943-3786. Our home care service area includes Northbrook, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glenview, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Des Plaines, Skokie, Lake Forest, Wilmette and the surrounding areas.