When living in a retirement home, sometimes it takes a little bit of ingenuity, creativity, and wit to keep the family coming back for more. Your family history doesn’t have to be boring, but it does have to be consistent.
“I have a lot more patience than when I came here. Also, one thing that’s hard to get your head around is that seeing the world from a different viewpoint is neither good nor bad; it’s only a different point of view.” This came from a man I talked to in San Luis de la Paz.
They are everywhere. Yet no one sees them…
I’m allowed to brag a bit at this point because my father, Gerry Weiss, is about to turn 100, and if you can’t sound the trumpets then, when can you?
Those who care for the elderly are heroes indeed. They are the epitome of spirituality because they see beyond the wrinkles and smells and the things others find revolting. They see the humanity of the elderly, the raw beauty of aging, and embrace it.
Through our lives, we hold the hands of many, those we love, tiny children, the ageing and many others that give us a strong sense of community.
When do you stop being an adult and start being a grown up? Guest Author Cheryl DeWolfe gives us a hint: it has nothing to do with age.
Guest author Megan DeFilippo offers three safe and healthy ways for senior citizens to get exercise, reduce stress, connect with others and enjoy the outdoors.
Jenny Joseph tells us that aging is about wearing purple and giving ourselves permission to express ourselves without fear of consequences.
I was 29 years old and had just been called Ma’am. I was mortified. I didn’t believe it could get any worse. But it has.