Craft Show photos 2019
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Letter on Aging
(written by "Enjoying My Golden Years" and referenced in the November, 2019 newsletter).
Are you anxious about Aging? This article was a letter written to "Dear Annie" and answered by her - published in the local Villages Paper in October 2019.
Now, I am sharing with you. To my reader today - Enjoy!
Dear Annie: As a woman who is 76 years young, I would like to give everyone a pep talk about growing old.
After going through breast cancer, losing my best friend and my husband, and having my daughter diagnosed with (and cured of, thankfully) uterine cancer, I felt depressed, saddened and hopeless.
I made the decision to go for counseling, the best thing I could have done. I was urged to seek various community activities to pull myself out of my depression and anxiety.
At the suggestion of a close friend, I started to attend a local church, which led to my joining a charitable women's organization sponsored by the church.
Next, I began attending our town council meetings and was asked to join a committee. Members who are much younger than I am voted to appoint me the secretary. I am a founding member of a nonprofit organization that is a mixture of senior citizens and younger people.
My most recent involvement is volunteering two days a week with a program titled "Lunch Buddies." This entails sitting with an elementary school student who may need a little company at lunchtime.
The point I am trying to express is that the public sees you as you see yourself. If you present yourself as "over the hill," this is the perception that others will have, too. You can find activities in your community that will improve yourself worth. As for me, I view you as a younger senior citizens. Don't worry about the next 10 years; none of us could put a target date on our demise. Enjoy each day as precious, and get out there and enjoy it. Signed, Enjoying My Golden Years.
Dear Enjoying My Golden Years,
Bravo! Truly, you have made lemonade out of some lemons. Seeing a counselor, while it can be scary at first, sounds like it motivated you to get out of your depression and anxiety. You now have a full and rich life. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your story. Each day is a gift, and receiving your positive letter made my day a littler brighter. (end)
Quote: "When life isn't going right, go left."
Activity Roundup photos 2019
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