Connie Michaelis Marketing Consultant The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support
I read an inspiring article about a woman who had recently been widowed and her discovery of how much strength came to her. So many tasks that her husband had handled fell to her and she miraculously had the power to do them. She said, “I found that I could do a lot of things I’ve never done before; make decisions that I’ve never thought of before. I suppose I had it before but I never used it.” Like a tea bag, you never know how strong you are until you’re put it in hot water. All through our lives we make strides in our personal growth when we face difficult situations. Life after loss is a universal experience.
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.