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?
~ Golden Horizons Office Team
Mr. W’s Newsletter Inspiration
“I can't go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
~ Lewis Carroll ~
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
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!
Introduction to Some of May’s
Commemorative & Awareness Campaigns
Older American’s Month - Top of our list, as an elder care agency, is Older Americans Month (AOM). Seniors in our communities across America are one of our most precious, and underappreciated, resources. They have lived life and offer valuable wisdom and experience to our society. Every May, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Community Living leads a campaign to recognize this population. This year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute: “Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others. One of the ways AOM will be recognized this year is through the Agency on Aging’s annual exhibit, ”The Art of Aging Art”. It will open May 16-June 20. Visit these sites for more info: www.aoascc.org, https://acl.gov.
Military Apppreciation Month - Everyone in the office staff has a connection to the military - spouses and family who have, or are currently serving. Therefore, honoring members of our military, past and present, is a priority for Golden Horizons. May holds a large number of days dedicated to recognizing various facets of the military: Loyalty Day (May 1), Victory in Europe Day (May 8), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 10), Armed Forces Day (May 18), Memorial Day (May 27). The US military is an all volunteer force. Those who defend our shores, our Constitution, our freedoms do so willingly. How can we offer our thanks? If you own a business, offer a military discount. Don’t forget to say thank you. Buy a cup of coffee for a service member or Veteran in line behind you. www.military.com
Water Safety Month - Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of accidental injury-related deaths in the US. It only takes a moment for a swimmer to be in a life or death situation in the water. Strong swimmers are less prone, but water is no respecter of persons. Swimmer and water safety is imperative. If you are a poor swimmer, make sure to stay in the shallow area of the swim hole/pool or keep a flotation device with you. Never mix intoxication with swimming. Never swim alone. Know your swim skill, limitations and medical conditions. Make sure you or someone else knows CPR and first aid when on location swimming. We will explore more on the blog. www.redcross.org
Educate & Appreciate Word Search
- Armed Forces Day, Military.com
- Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Military.com
- Memorial Day, Military.com
- Military Appreciation Month, Military.com
- Water Safety, Redcross.org
- Art of Aging, Agency on Aging
- Older Americans Month, Administration for Community Living