Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support
Fountain of youth, right this way! The market place is counting on that fact that you are searching for this illusive promise. So much media advertisement is focused on ‘anti-aging.’ There is big money in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food supplements, exercise equipment, gyms et.al. Quite frankly ‘anti-aging’ is an oxymoron. Do you really want to quit aging? When looking at the alternatives, I’d say we want to continue aging! Ponce de Leon encountered a poison arrow in his search for the eternal youth, but I suggest there is a better way.
You can only imagine that we meet lots of Elders who are living alone. It is not that they don’t have the strength to manage their households, it is dealing with the lack of companionship that is more difficult. Those that cannot drive and stay active are at high risk for depression and a myriad of other ailments that follow. At The Piper we have the privilege of wrapping our arms around these individuals, both literally and figuratively. We provide an environment that supports and encourages ‘life after loss.’ That power has always been there, but we encourage our household members to continue to grow and develop. The ability to look to the future with excitement and positive anticipation is important for good mental health. Give us a call at 913.400.7006 and experience the difference.
Sophia Loren, at 83, found a true fountain, “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” That life-giving elixir is streaming inside each one of us. It is my observation there are two kinds of people, the fountains and the drains. You know immediately when you are in the presence of someone who enhances life or someone who saps the life out of you! The beauty of living in community is the positive and life-fostering environment that is all around you. Abe Lincoln surmised that folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be. So, we all have a choice, be a fountain or a drain! Give The Piper a call at 913.400.7006 and experience a beautiful fountain!