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Most of us take a summons for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.
When we think of attitude, we think of sayings such as “Have an Attitude of Gratitude” or “Count Your Blessings”. But as it turns out, those are more than just bumper-sticker sayings or cross-stitch quotations. Research has shown over and over again that having a positive attitude helps us to live longer, happier lives.
You may want to check out this encouraging article from The New York Times that challenges the stereotypes of what caregivers look like.
Have you ever had a difficult situation in your life and wondered, “Why am I being asked to carry this load?” If so, I hope you can find some reassurance in this story…The Ant and the Contact Lens – A true story. Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing. Although she was scared to death, she went with her group to a tremendous granite cliff. In spite of her fear, she put on the gear, took a hold on the rope, and started up the face of that rock. Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. As she was hanging on there, the safety rope snapped against Brenda’s eye and knocked out her contact lens. So, here she is on a rock ledge, with hundreds of feet below her and hundreds of feet above her.
Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is particularly important as we age.
October is National Pastor Appreciation Month and as part of this celebration, I would like to thank the thousands of clergy throughout Ohio and the nation who help us all throughout our spiritual journeys.
I am also grateful to our eight OPRS Chaplains who often serve as primary clergy to OPRS residents. One great example of this ministry (and we have lots!) is OPRS Chaplain Jan Ledford’s spiritual role at Llanfair, the OPRS community in Cincinnati illustrated by a story about one of our residents.
Park Vista is the OPRS Community in Youngstown.
October is National Depression Education Awareness Month by Lu Ann Presser, Dorothy Love Retirement Community
Major depression affects an estimated 19 million American adults every year. Nearly twice as many women as men suffer from depression.