Living across two continents or in far away countries can reduce the amount of time that parents and grandkids get to see or spend time with our elders. That has been my own experience along the years.

Shortly after arriving in the Algarve from South Africa, an elderly English couple that lived next door to us, would call on me to help with many things. At the time the wife was in her late 70’s and the husband in the early 80’s.