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13 Important Life Lessons We Learned From Our Grandparents

Never trust a skinny cook... Take a page from Grandma's book and plan ahead: Talk to your parents about long term care planning.

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1. Don't let anything slow you down.

2. Beauty is pain.

3. Plenty of fun will keep you young.

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4. And food literally cures everything.

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5. Cleanliness is next to godliness.

6. "The Classics" are open to interpretation.

7. And old dogs can learn new tricks – then beat your high score.

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8. There's no need to get caught up in the little things.

9. Fabulous is a lifestyle.

10. And everybody loves a surprise.

11. Never forget that the relationships you make with others will last a lifetime...

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12. ...so cherish one another...

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13. ...because the old saying is true: Family is forever.

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Do the wise thing and talk to your parents about long term care planning.