A SENSE OF HUMOR is vital to the well-being of older adults. Sometimes all they need is a jump-start to laughter. You can help an older adult find the brighter side of aging, even when days seem dark, by using and adapting these suggestions.
- Happy thoughts flip book. Create a personalized book of happy thoughts for an older loved one. Write inspirational thoughts, quotes, or jokes in easy-to-read print on four-by-six index cards. Use spiral-bound note cards or place the index cards in a photo album for easy flipping. The book of happy thoughts will lift the spirits of older adults on an ordinary day.
– Missy Buchanan
From page 45 of Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults by Missy Buchanan. Copyright © 2012 by Missy Buchanan. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Is there an older adult in your live whom you can visit or call? Share your thoughts.
Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart.
2 Corinthians 4:1, NRSV
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Did You Know?
Happy 75th anniversary, El Aposento Alto!
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This week we remember Rabanus Maurus (January 30).
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