Happy Mother’s Day
This first post is a tribute to my mother who at age 88 is a good example of healthy aging. She is fiercely independent, beautiful and has better than average agility for her age. Although dementia is in our DNA, Mother has remained active socially and physically.
Mother’s greatest joy is to tend to her gardens; one, because she enjoys the beauty of her flowers; and two, she is determined to win the fight against the ‘bad weeds’ which are forever encroaching on her manicured lawn. Despite the heat, almost daily she spends some time in her garden.
Mother’s story is one of the many I will tell in future posts that demonstrate my admiration of active adults. As a working woman, like most of my peers, I was busy establishing a career, and participating in life with family, friends, school, community, and had very little time or inclination to develop skills or interests not directly related to my career.
Now that I’ve slowed down to smell the roses, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a number of people who regardless of age, health, mental or physical ability are engaged in awesome physical and mental activities. In this blog, I’ll introduce you to some of these people and share their stories.
“Good health starts with your brain,” said my doctor, and that’s the second reason I am writing this blog – to emphasize the importance of keeping your brain healthy. “The health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do: thinking, feeling, remembering, sleeping, working and playing.”
Although the subject of my posts will primarily be retired adults, occasionally I will feature younger people, even children, because as a friend once said, “We’re all aging from the day we’re born.” I agree and I add, for the most part, given our circumstances, we’re all doing the very best we can with what we have been given.
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