September is Healthy Aging and National Senior Center Month. Aging and Alzheimer’s are two major issues facing our nation’s healthcare system. The following is based in part on a post I wrote for Mental Health Awareness Month back in April of this year.
How important it is to see that people continue to have purpose, vitality, and joy in their life regardless of their calendar age.
My son volunteers regularly at our local senior home. He’s donned a tux to dance with residents on Senior Prom night, hung holiday decorations, and taught residents Wii bowling techniques. He’s made good friends and he’s learning the valuable lesson that age doesn’t type-cast a person. Continue reading