On December 26, 2019; D. Patricia Elsnic (nee Haas); beloved wife of the late Henry Robert Elsnic; devoted mother of 3, dear grandmother to 6, and great-grandmother to 8. went to be with her Savior. This is the abbreviated form of the obituary. I left out names for the sake of privacy. What you do need to know that this is the beginning of the obituary for my mom.
The day after Christmas started the way most of the first day after Christmas normally starts in our home. It was quiet. It was going to be a day of rest and relaxation, It was going to be a time to play with our new toys if we received any, read a new book, chat, stay in our pajamas, and eat leftovers.
The first time I heard this concept my thoughts may not have all been positive. I admit it. Then I watched a video and then I read some articles and then it all began to sink in. We spend so much time in our society separating people by age. We grow to be distinct from one another. Instead of appreciating those of different ages, we become suspicious or wary. We succumb to myths. This works both ways. Younger people believe myths about older people and older people believe myths about the younger generation. Surprise, surprise, not all of these myths are positive. Yes, I say that in jest. Most of the myths are in fact negatively held misconceptions. The more time we spend with people of other ages, actively engaged in relationship, the more we will come to appreciate others. Continue reading “Intergenerational Living: Preschool in a Senior Center???”
One of the greatest concerns people have as they age is cognitive decline. There may be a number of ways to combat this decline. Please check out this article that explores one route which will not only benefit yourself, but will benefit those who rely on the organizations with whom you volunteer. A win-win situation.
Falls are among the most common ways that Older Adults are injured each year. This article from the National Council on Aging provides tips for almost every area of your home to help prevent them Please take a look. What tips do you have for others that you do not see in this article? Please share them in the comments. Have a safe day.