Yesterday was Thanksgiving! I love this Thanksgiving! It kicks off our holiday season; a time for thankfulness, generosity, selfless giving, joyfulness, love and open hearts. It's a time for fun, good food, family and friends. It is important to set aside time to be thankful and to reflect. It is equally important
to remember to walk through life with a thankful heart at all times and pay it forward with random acts of kindness. At Golden Horizons, we are thankful for 20 years of being able to help our seniors. May thankful hearts and acts of kindness pervade your Thanksgiving and holiday season.
November 2016 is indubitably a high profile month in our industry. Not only is November kicking off the holiday season with Thanksgiving, but it also National Family Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer's Awareness Month.
National Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Alzheimer's Disease is always difficult, but add the emotion of a loved one to that of a loved one being a caregiver and it compounds. This month, Alzheimer's Association is paying tribute to caregivers. You can share your story HERE.
National Family Caregivers Month (NFC) is a time set aside to recognize and honor those in our lives who are sacrificing their time, their energy and their resources to care for a loved one, friend or client who needs help. President William "Bill" Clinton signed a Presidential Proclamation in 1997 designating that November as NFC Month. Since then, each subsequent president has annually signed a Presidential Proclamation in recognition of NFC Month.
National Family Caregivers Month
When we run on empty, when we're burning out, it affects us, our families and those in our care. As caregivers, we need to take care of ourselves so we can give the best of ourselves for those we are caring for. How can we do this? Take time for yourself, journal, exercise, eat right, do breathing exercises. It's in the little things.
This month, we at Golden Horizons want to honor all family caregivers out there, and we honor our own caregivers. Without you, the company would not be able to provide such quality, personalized care. You are a testament to us and our clients.
- US Army, founded June 14, 1775, United States of America, mottoThis We'll Defend
- US Navy, founded October 13, 1775, Philadelphia, PA; motto "Semper Fortis", Always Courageous
- US Marine Corps, founded November 10, 1775, Philadelphia, PA; motto "Semper Fidelis", Always Faithful
- US Air Force, founded September 18, 1947, United States of America; motto Aim High...Fly Fight Win
- US Coast Guard, founded August 4, 1790, United States of America; motto "Semper Paratus", Always Ready
What do this mottos show? Courage. Faithfulness. Readiness. Commitment. Sacrifice. These are values that our Veterans and current service members live by. Under the banner of these values do they defend our freedoms and our homeland.
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~ Jan, Chief Operations Officer
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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.