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Balls of All Types, Including PINK, are the New Normal for The Sandwich Generation Granny Nanny While Caring for Elderly Parents AND Babysitting Grandchildren

Pink things like these cute tennis balls are fun for the Sandwich Generation granny nanny and the grandkids like them tooIt's been a couple of weeks full of bright and colorful balls for our Sandwich Generation family. My senior relative is still enjoying her lightweight Carex walker with the Invacare Walker Glides (which are also available at ActiveForever) complete with tennis balls (tho not cute and pink like these, I'm afraid 🙂 ), but she's now using it primarily in the car, since it's so portable, and on sidewalks and boy, does that chew those balls up! Fortunately, I have some older, slightly dead ones from past tennis games with the grandkids, so we are fine for replacements.

Overall though, her walker still works well. One ball did pop out but it also popped back in easily. I appreciated the comment that Carex left in that post, "Sorry to hear about the squeaky noises, have you tried our walker ski glides? (item # A809-00)."  They are talking about these cute things – Carex wrote the Sandwich Generation granny nanny about these great ski glides for their lightweight senior walkersTruth be told, I did NOT know about them. As I wrote in These Special Tennis Balls In Walker Glides Make Life Easier for the Sandwich Generation Caring for Elderly Parents With Medical Needs, the primary reason we wanted the tennis balls option was due to the noise her walker was making on the tile of the hospital. It wasn't "necessary," but it made her feel better and that's half the battle for getting well, isn't it? 🙂  

Her physical therapist recommended the ball option which made me nervous (I am definitely klutzy with knives!). But these ski glides look great as well and I wish I'd heard about them sooner so I'm thrilled to be able to share this information with you. THANK YOU Carex for being so sweet and responsive to help us and for the great coupons at your site!  🙂 They also wrote, "Carex is now on Facebook so please check out our page for up-to-date product information and promotions." You hear so many negative news stories about companies. It's great to share positive news stories about good ones who are a big help to all of us boomers and seniors.  🙂

Soft balls like these are safer for the Sandwich Generation granny nanny - her glasses - and her grandkids What about the rest of the colorful balls, you ask? Those were in last Monday's article. If you missed it, just click here to to find out just why this Sandwich Generation granny nanny was out at the Dollar store with the grandboys, looking for soft and squishy foam balls 🙂

P.S. To enjoy more pink things – from practical to fanciful, head to Beverly and Pink Saturday. It's definitely puts a smile on the face of this Sandwich Generation granny nanny and hopefully will for you as well. And…

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8 comments on “Balls of All Types, Including PINK, are the New Normal for The Sandwich Generation Granny Nanny While Caring for Elderly Parents AND Babysitting Grandchildren

Love the pink tennis balls. Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Aren’t they cute, Susan 😉 Although my grandboys would be less enthralled with them, I’m afraid. 🙂

Birgit

And they are pink! 🙂

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

Hi Birgit! Aren’t they cute! 🙂 And how fun to see you from Germany! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Those tennis balls on walkers always scared me….I’m glad to know about the ski glide options. However, I hope neither me or my hubby will need them for a LONG time! 🙂

We have lots of pink tennis balls around here…..for our grand dog. She loves to chase and chew, so they don’t last super long. However, she does prefer the PINK ones over the glowing yellow ones! 🙂

I love it that you run the bases while playing ball with your grandboys! You are right..that does raise your metabolism. If you keep it up…you will be running 5K before long! That would be awesome!

Happy belated PINK Saturday! dana

Hi Dana, How interesting your granddog likes the pink over the yellow balls. I’ll have to test that out with some of my granddogs. 🙂 I’m not too sure about that 5K, tho. 4 bases and 3 grandboys can do me in 🙂 🙂 🙂 Have a blessed week. 🙂

liking the pinks and the purpose! HaPpY PS!

🙂 🙂 🙂 Thanks! 🙂

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