- 2021 Posts
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Medicare and COVID-19
- Ways Caregivers Can Strengthen Connections & Reduce Loneliness
- Easing Your Way Back to Normal
- A Change in Seasons Can Bring a Change in Moods
- New Act Provides Relief for Pandemic Weary Individuals
- Something to Think About
- Do I Hear an Echo? Smart Home Devices Can Make Life Safer and Easier
- "Senior Financial Abuse" as featured in Caregiving Magazine
- Annual Report - FY20
- "Everyone Has a Story to Tell. Are You Ready to Share Your Life Story?"
- "The U-Shaped Happiness Curve"
- 2021 New Year Message from Executive Director
+ 2020 Posts
- "Maximize Your Personal Connections and Minimize the Holiday Blues"
- "Resilience & Aging"
- Self-Care Tips for the Family Caregiver
- Sharing Gratitude During Thanksgiving from Our Executive Director
- NSSC Awarded Chicago Top Workplace
- 'Exercise’ Your Commitment to Stay Fit During Pandemic
- How the End of Daylight Saving Time Affects People with Dementia
- Lifelong Learning Virtual Experience: The Next Best Thing to Being at the Center
- Join us for Gala 2020: Unmasked
- Permission Granted: Time to Host the Perfectly Imperfect Wedding
- North Shore Senior Center Featured in Caregiving Magazine!
- What Does 'Medicare for All' Mean?
- Opening Day Slated for July 6!
- North Shore Senior Center Keeps Older Adults And Their Families Connected
- June 15 Update on Center Reopening
- An Open Letter from the Executive Director
- Initial Plans to Re-Open Center
- HSS & Sewa International Donate Masks to NSSC
- May 14 Update from the Executive Director
- The CARES Act Brings Many Changes for Individuals and Businesses
- May 7 Update from the Executive Director
- April 30 Message from the Executive Director
- Celebrating our Volunteers and Senior & Family Services: A Message from the Executive Director
- Celebrating Our Successes: A Message from the Executive Director
- Message from the Executive Director on HOW Programs
- Winnetka Talk: North Shore senior centers turn to technology to connect and entertain
- Message from the Executive Director
- An Update from our Executive Director & Free Online Classes
- A Note to the North Shore Senior Center Community
Something to Think AboutJanuary 29, 2021
by Marilyn Miglore
One of my favorite sayings is: “We are all headed in the same direction,” meaning, we are all getting older. I know that age is not a number, and it knows no boundaries or limitations but, sometimes when I think of just getting older and older, it’s a hard pill to swallow.
So, when I think about the fact that every person I see and meet is headed in the same direction as me, it’s easier and comforting. I feel like I’m not alone and, even though we are all getting older, thankfully we are not all the same age.
Are there benefits to this? Absolutely!
When I get an opportunity to speak to any of the younger generations, I try to tap into their snap shots of life. If you spend some time with young people you might pick up on their strengths, weaknesses, goals, ambitions and remember when you felt that way.
Talk about a learning experience for both sides—try sharing some of your life moments with a younger person and you will see that it is not only rewarding but can be an “aha moment” for both generations.
I’m not asking you to let go of your “In my day,” I’m just asking that you take yourself back to your earlier days and insert today’s life challenges as told by our younger selves. How would you have approached this changing world? Have you used your time here to develop into an older person from the younger person you were or, have you completely changed?
There are a million sayings: “It’s never too late,” “There’s no time like the present,” “Time is of the essence.” . . . and they are all right.
Just don’t take this time for granted and share some knowledge, some memories, some patience and, most of all, some love with any someone headed in the same direction.