Classy 97 Family Feud: Mom & Dad are Down

From April 3, 2019

Dear Classy 97,

My parents are both in their 70’s and seem to be losing interest in everything. They both worked and were involved in church and school activities when I was a kid. Then my sister and I started having babies of our own and Mom and Dad were around for everything. Now that the grandchildren are older, we see less and less of my parents. Every time we ask them if they’d like to come over they just say they’d rather be at home. They watch a LOT of television. Mom doesn’t even really cook much any more. They are eating frozen meals in front of the TV and going to bed at 7:30. I’m worried about them. They used to be so vibrant and alive. I don’t know these people and I don’t know what to do for them. Any advice?

Caroline, Idaho Falls