The year 2020 may become synonymous with the word infamy. One little germ caused the world to come to a halt. Washing our hands became an obsession while we struggled to figure out what 'normal' would look like in light of the pandemic. Soon, face masks were fashionable, and the grocery store clerk needed a superhero cape. We can learn many lessons or observations from this past year that can apply to the New Year, and seniors are leading the charge in resiliency and positivity.
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Among a myriad of other challenges, 2020 has also fueled our imagination to find unique ways that we can enjoy time with family and friends. We have had to learn how to work from home, school our children online, enjoy the outdoors with safe distancing, and take advantage of online shopping. As many states encourage families to continue staying home, we must get increasingly creative in socializing. One option is to host an online party.
The good news we’ve all been waiting for seems to be within reach! There is light at the end of the tunnel, with drug manufacturers indicating that they are within weeks of a vaccine to protect against the COVID-19 virus. That may be the best news we have heard all year. This revelation also brings with it questions, like, how effective is the vaccine? When will it be available? And who will receive the doses first? Rest assured, there's hope.
It’s Also a Great Time to Show Support for Caregivers!
The year 2020 has shown us in no uncertain terms that we have many unsung heroes in our midst who deserve recognition. What better time to do so than during the month of thanks, November? To commemorate Alzheimer's Awareness Month in November, we extend thanksgiving and gratitude to the staff that goes above and beyond the call of duty each day. We appreciate our team at Wesley Enhanced Living for their dedication to our residents, whether they are living with Alzheimer’s or just need assistance from time to time as they continue to live independently in one of our senior living communities.
With the holiday season upon us, it’s easy to indulge in comfort foods and relaxation! However, when planning for the holidays, it’s always important to keep in mind ways to stay healthy by being active and eating right, and also helping our seniors and other loved ones do the same.