If your parents are coming on a first visit to the US, you will want to make it a great holiday for them. Get started with some of these ideas to make it a fun visit for your parents.
To ensure a smooth journey for your parents, plan ahead and make flight bookings in advance. If it is a first time flight for them, it is better to stick to the most direct route to make it less stressful for them; connecting flights involving changing airports, long layovers without hotel options can be a nightmare.
The first thing you need to do after they arrive is to make them mobile; there is nothing that irritates parents more than losing their independence. It is good to get them a drivers’ permit or a senior citizens’ pass for the bus. Keep them busy at home and take up on their offers to help; encourage them to do the things they have always wanted to do, like taking up a hobby, reading or taking long walks. Enroll them in a local Indian community center, where they can socialize with other fellow Indians. You can take them to show famous places such as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and San Francisco city. Visit friends and relatives and invite them over for parties at your place as it will give your parents an opportunity to engage in some social activities.
Visiting parents love to visit places of worship, take them to visit the local religious places. Take them to visit local fairs in summers when there are a lot of local art and food festivals. It is a good idea to take them to the local farmer’s market, an activity that they will enjoy. Keep your parents healthy, as adapting to the US climate takes time, especially for elderly people. As ill health can strike suddenly, get some good insurance coverage for your parents and make their stay a memorable one.