This theme can apply to any number of situations in life. It can apply physically - hearing loss, diminshed eyesight, broken leg, balance issues, brain function. It can be in the form of mental illness. It can be impairment in judgment and functional skills due to drug or alcohol consumption. It might be grief over a sudden loss. Maybe it is geographical distance in a relationship.
How do we prevent impairment and increase our safety? One of the most basic ways - pay attention! Be aware of your surroundings, phsyical barriers in your way. Be self-aware. Examine yourself, learn what you are suffering from or what weighs heavy on you and create time for yourself to refresh. Safety is paramount - physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally. Use the benefit of warm weather and longer days to enjoy some peace and fun. Wear sunscreen!
a blanket because she's cold. You immediately start sweating and casting about for relief.
"Mom, why is the AC off?" You ask exasperatedly.
"I'm cold," she replies.
"It's too hot in here, Mom, let's get some AC going in here, and I'll get you another blanket."
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Mr. W's Inspirational Quotes
Happy Birthday Mr. W!!! It is the month for birthdays at Golden Horizons. Mr. W has been supplying us with inspirational quotes for our newsletter for several years and his birthday is on June 8. Happy Birthday Mr. W! Thank you for inspiring us all.
English Literature”; and he was the first to buried at Westminster Abbey’s Poet’s Corner. Born in London circa 1343, Chaucer gained additional renown in his own time as a philosopher and astronomer. He had an extensive career as a civil servant and enjoyed close connections to the English Monarchy and court. Over the course of his career, he traveled extensively and served in many positions, including Comptroller of Customs for the port of London and Clerk of the King’s Works. He married Philippa de Roet c. 1366.
It’s believed that they had 4 children, 2 sons, 2 daughters. Geoffrey died October 25, 1400 and was re-interred in Poet’s Corner 100 years after his death.
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In Memoriam: We honor and remember those who paid so dearly so that we might live our lives in peace and true freedom. Freedom isn't free; it comes with great responsibility. Their responsibility was to defend our freedoms. Our responsibility is to remember them and honor their sacrifices.
Honor them. Remember Them.
Connect. Create. Contribute. That is the theme for this year's Older Americans Month. Every May, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living leads a campaign to recognize, appreciate and integrate seniors in our communities. They are an invaluable resource to us.
The themes expanded
Think about the older adults in your life and what they might have to offer you. Appreciate them. Celebrate them. Engage with them.
Engage on social media with #ConnectCreateContribute #OAM19.
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there. There aren't words in any known language that can do you justice. We would not be who we are today without you.
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earth around the sun completes one year. Each year, the nature experiences 4 seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter. Life springs anew, progresses through death in winter, and then repeats.
Life is made up of seasons. Childhood, teenage years, adulthood, marriage, family, multiple careers, retirement, aging. It is the repetative cycle of life, yet each of us has different experiences within the cycle. We change and grow through our varied stories. As such, while we see the “same old same old”, we must be open to the new. Life is made up of moments and memories, and change comes when our perspective shifts. Will you live shannah?
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Mr. W’s Newsletter Inspiration
“I can't go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Born January 27, 1832, Carroll grew up 3rd of 11 siblings. His father was an Anglican cleric, like many of his ancestors. He attended the Rugby School and later
graduated BA in Mathematics from Christ Church, Oxford. He remained on staff through his life. 1856 was significant for Carroll - he published his first work under his pen name, and he began his career with photography. He had a studio he ran for 24 years. Carroll is also known for progressive work in mathematics and inventions. He died on January 14, 1898, of pneumonia following a bout with the flu, two weeks shy of his 66th birthday. He is renowned still to this day.
May this Month be Memorable
Posture Month, Water Safety Month, Military Appreciation Month, Healthy Vision Month, Lyme Disease Month, Dental Awareness Month, Mental Health Month, Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Arthritis Awareness Month, High Blood Pressure Month, Asthma & Allergy Month, Better Hearing & Vision Month, Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month, Employee Health & Fitness Month, Mediteranean Diet Month, National Nurses Day - May 6, National Teacher’s Day - May 7, Mother’s Day - May 12, Armed Forces Day - May 18, Memorial Day - May 27.
Join us on blitz journey through these great causes and vital information campaigns over the next 31 days. We will touch on some in the newsletter, and we will feature more blog posts. Enjoy!
disposing of expired and unused prescription medications will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10am-2pm. You can visit the Diversion Control Division of the US Department of Justice and US Drug Enforcement Administration to learn more about it and to do a location search to find sites in your area to drop off your prescriptions that you don't want or need.
Stay safe and do your part!
commemorating the liberation of the ancient Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt.
- The Muslim Lailat al Bara'ah, known also as the Night of Records, April 20-21, where the Muslim god, Allah, descends to the earth and forgives the people their sins.
- The Christian celebrations of Good Friday and Easter (Resurrection) Sunday, where they the celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Those with a more secular preference will be celebrating Easter Sunday, a time to celebrate the coming of spring, with the Easter Bunny, the hunt for Easter Eggs, chocolate and jellybeans, and time to be with family and friends.
Whatever you are celebrating, let it be a time of joy, hope, renewal and rebirth. Have a fabulous holiday weekend!
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Golden Horizons Elder Care Services are registered with the State of CT as a Homemaker-Companion Agency. The well-being of the aging is their primary purpose. Your loved ones are in caring hands with Golden Horizons. Golden Horizons' offices are located in Old Saybrook, and Groton, Connecticut, USA.