The world is moving fast and so are we. The generation X is too fast compared to the generation Y. However, we cannot defy them, as they are the ones who have made our existence meaningful. Today we are so tied up that we hardly have any time for them. This should not be the attitude. These elderly people in your family have very less demands towards you. The only thing they want is your attention and time. We can always make them feel precious and important by just spending some quality time with them from our busy schedule.
You can always accompany them to their regular morning walk. It is also good for your health. They will love your company. Go with them to their park and meet their friends there. While you walk, listen carefully and attentively to what ever they say to you. They must be having so much to tell you.
They might find it a little hard to read at this age. Read them their favorite book. Let them enjoy. If you know, their choices then buy them some of their favorite books too. This will help them realize that you care. You can also get home DVDs of the best movies of their times, movies that they would boast off. Sit and watch with them and hear them talk about their old times.
Old people generally love to talk. They just love reminiscing. Take out the old albums and sit with them. They just love to think and discuss the past. Hear them going back to their old times and remembering every bit of it.
You can also cook them a few of their favorite cuisines. However, be cautious about their health. Age must have already played it role. You should be careful about the food you give them and make sure it does not harm them.
Such small gestures will help them cope up with all the difficulties that age has caused them. Thus, some small hours from your busy schedule will help someone realize their worth in this world.