Archive for April, 2014
April 18, 2014 | Found In: Senior Humor
A woman on the phone to her friend: “I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor’s permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.
| Found In: Senior Humor
A story of true love: While working the lunch shift at a local restaurant, a waitress watched an older couple sitting together. It seemed as if the man was the only one eating- first his appetizer, then his main and finally his dessert. All the while, his wife just looked on, not even touching her food. Confused, the waitress approached the woman and asked if there was anything else she could get for her. “No thank you,” came her answer, “it’s his turn for the teeth.”
The Benefits of Self-Compassion: Embracing Positivity
April 15, 2014 | Found In: Be Inspired
We live in a success-driven culture. Being a “go-getter,” “Type A” or a “Super Perfectionist” are descriptors that many of us use to describe ourselves with pride. But even for the most driven among us, aging can make us slow down and call into question whether we need to tone down our strongest critic: ourselves.
Caring for the Caregiver: Using Lessons Learned from Caring for Others to Take Better Care of You
April 7, 2014 | Found In: Caregiver Tips
There are currently over 75 million family caregivers who provide home care for a loved one. By the year 2050, there will be over one million centenarians – individuals over the age of 100 – living in the North America alone, rendering Rosalyn Carter’s words, quoted above, all the more powerful. Family caregivers fill a vital role in the health and quality of life of their loved ones.
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