Part 3 of 10: 10 Ways To Bring Vitality To The Life Of Your Elderly Parent: Movies at home

Part 3 of 10: 10 Ways To Bring Vitality To The Life Of Your Elderly Parent: Movies at home

Watching a movie, a show, or a documentary is a great option to help pass the day with enjoyment. Also, a show can give the person something to look forward to watching the next day, or the day after that. There are diverse options to choose from! Different categories, depending on the mood, and on the taste of the individual. Comedies and Drama—adding joy or a giggle to their day, and known to be very entertaining; Game shows/ Trivia—challenging the mind and also a very popular choice; Documentaries—for those who love informative content; Reality shows—for a few eye-catching situations; not to mention famous Telenovelas! There are so many choices!

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Here are some suggestions, divided by categories:

Comedies & Drama: (with series descriptions)

  1. Grace and Frankie – “They’re not friends, but when their husbands leave them for each other, proper Grace and eccentric Frankie begin to bond in this Emmy-nominated series.”
  2. Medici The Magnificent – “In 15th century Renaissance Florence, the visionary Medici dynasty flexes its power in politics and the arts, risking its rivals’ lethal opposition.”
  3. Velvet – “Velvet is on the verge of bankruptcy. Don Gerardo, a family friend, offers to save Velvet if Alberto agrees to marry his daughter Cristina.”
  4. When Calls the Heart – Leaving behind her upper-crust city roots, a woman journeys west in the early 1900’s to become a teacher in a small Canadian mining community.
  5. Madame Secretary – “When a highly capable woman becomes secretary of state, she struggles to find a balance between the demands of world politics and those of her family”

Game Shows/ Trivia: (with series descriptions)

  1. Jeopardy! – “Alex Trebek hosts one of TV’s longest-running game shows, where a trio of players buzz in with their knowledge of history, arts, pop culture, and more.”
  2. Minute to Win It – “In this game show hosted by Apolo Anton Ohno, contestants compete by completing 60-second challenges using common household items.”
  3. Idiotest – “Comedian Ben Gleib hosts this game show in which teams of two compete to solve increasingly tough brain teasers. Faster answers mean more money.”

Documentaries: (with description)

  1. Planet Earth – Docu-series “This landmark series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between.”
  2. Life – Docu-series “Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive.”
  3. Blue Planet – Docu-series “David Attenborough narrates this definitive exploration of the marine world, from the familiar to the unknown, revealing the sea and its communities.”
  4. Given – “A surfing adventure across 15 countries gives a young boy from Kauai an opportunity to widen his horizons and gain a deeper understanding of life.”
  5. Tales by Light – Docu-series “Photographers and filmmakers travel the world capturing indelible images of people, places, creatures and cultures from new, previously unseen angles.”

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