People who have made it to that century mark have a lot of things in common. Here’s an interesting article to check it out: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02792/senior-health
Did you know that learning to play an instrument and singing can lengthen your life span?
Not to mention making it a happier one!
We offer beginner’s guitar and ukulele lessons, as well as have openings in our chorus.
for more information call 570-207-2662 and ask for Jeanne.
We’ll put a song in your heart!
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .
“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it..
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
10. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
11. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
12. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it…
14 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
15. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
16. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
17. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
21. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
22. The most important sex organ is the brain.
23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
25. Always choose life.
26. Forgive but don’t forget.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does..
31. Believe in miracles.
32. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
33. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
34. Your children get only one childhood.
35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.
39. The best is yet to come…
40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
42. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”
Students and faculty of Keystone College joined us recently to share what they are learning on the different dimensions of wellness:
They provided a lot of information, as well as prizes, and made a wonderful and fun day for all.
We were also joined by comprehensive Physical Therapy who provided information on simple exercises for physical wellness.
We also did some Yoga!
This lovely woman waited 68 years for her husband, missing in action during WWII.
We all know that having a good social life is one of the many aspects of overall health. Here is a very interesting article we thought you would like to read on the subject.
March is national Nutrition month (R), and as such we will be posting links and recipes to make eating well easier and tastier.
we would like to start by introducing you to a wonderful man who has done a lot to help people eat right, Dr. Andrew Weil.
It seems it is later and later these days that parents are experiencing The Empty Nest.
with many older children returning home due to work issues, or staying in college longer, parents may well be into their 60′s, 70′s and even 80-’s by the time they are back out on their own.
Here is an interesting look at the Empty Nest from the Huff Post 50+.
The Hub recently started a new intergenerational activity with the children and teachers from Head Start.
Every other Friday, our Grandma Gooses will take turns reading a story to the children. The teachers are also adding a craft component.
Mark is 90 years old, he’s played golf every day since his retirement 35 years ago, one day he arrives home looking downcast.
“That’s it,” he tells his wife. “I’m giving up golf, my eyesight has become so bad that once I hit the ball I can’t see where it went.”
His wife sympathises and makes him a cup of tea, as they sit down she says, “Why don’t you take your old mate Kevin, and give it one more try.”
“That’s no good” sighs Mark, “Kevin’s a hundred and three. He can’t help.”
“He may be a hundred and three”, says Mark’s wife, “but his eyesight is perfect.”
So the next day Mark heads off to the golf course with Kevin, he tees up, takes a mighty swing and squints down the fairway, he turns to Kevin and says, “Did you see the ball?”
“Of course I did!” replied Kevin. “I have perfect eyesight”.
“Where did it go?” says Mark.
“I don’t remember.”