A public health crisis like the coronavirus can cause uncertainty and stress for people of all ages, and the isolation caused by social distancing can feel lonely. These feelings may be new for some. But for many of the older adults served by AgingNext, 78% of whom are considered low-income and 63% of whom are homebound, stress and loneliness are experienced regularly. This crisis only exacerbates those feelings.
Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Affection, gentleness, warmth, concern, and care are words that are associated with kindness. While kindness has a connotation of meaning someone is naive or weak, that is not the case. Being kind often requires courage and strength.
Gale began attending the AgingNext Caregiver Support Group meetings over 17 years ago when her father was diagnosed with Leukemia. Shortly after his passing, her mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia and Gale became her caregiver. To better prepare for what lay ahead, Gale became a Certified Gerontologist.
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James Kallsen swept Diane off her feet at the age of 15 and in just six short days, they will be celebrating 51 years of marriage. These two exemplify what it means to be a match made in heaven! James and Diane are blessed with two girls and they both do as much as they can to support their parents however, “kids come and go, they have their own lives”.
It’s 2020, over 50 years after Martin had his dream, and the fight for civil rights is still very much ongoing. Back then, the face of civil rights was mostly black, male, and straight. History books still regularly overlook the black women who were at the center of both local and national efforts.
AgingNext Village Members Olga and Walter have been married for nearly 70 years and their story is one of love, commitment, and change. They have built a life together not once, not twice, but three times in the last 6 decades.
The holidays are an important time to remember to care for seniors, watch our CEO Floy, and one of our Care Partners Jackie, on an episode of “The Doctors” discussing how seniors are helping fellow seniors combat loneliness…