Positivity

Thanksgiving & Letters of Gratitude. What Are You Thankful For?

By: Paul Ward, Spiritual Life Coordinator, Youth Opportunity Center— What are you thankful for? It’s a simple question to ask. The words roll off the tongue like a worn out cliché. Without a doubt many will gather around a dinner table with friends and family this year and ask each other this very same question. People may ask in regular conversation. Countless social media posts with this question will weave in and out of timelines and feeds. There will be…

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Families Should Modify Holiday Celebrations to Accommodate Seniors

By: Marc Ransford— The holidays are usually a joyous time for families, but many functions should be modified for aging relatives, says Kathy Segrist, a Ball State gerontologist. As some people grow older, they may lose the physical or cognitive capacity to trim a tree, bake a cake or spend time outdoors singing carols. Others may find themselves spending their first holiday season away from home in an assisted living facility. Some may have recently lost a close friend or…