I see that many parents visit US to stay with their daughter or sons. Life sort of slows down especially when they come here for India..With no work to do throughout the day, and new social circle they get psyched out and prefer going back to their own places. Mothers or Mother in Laws may get busy cooking or knitting or doing some craftwork, but fathers or FILs are killed to boredom. Some people never come back to US, simply because their social life is disrupted. Ladies suggest some creative ways to spend their time. I have decided, when my parents visit, I ll ask my father to buy some books and CDs of his choice and come. Weekends I can take them out to temple or some places around...On weekdays I ll help him forming a social circle with nearby residents of his age for chats during morning walk etc...Also newspaper and news on Internet will keep him occupied till some time. The question is, how can elders spend their time here in US, when they come and stay with us ? How do we make their stay enjoyable here ?