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Pu A Spring InYour Step...Do Something Fun!
Winter Blahs
Getting Organized
Happy New Year - Together, Let's Make a Difference
Visual Stimulation and Memory Support

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Pu A Spring InYour Step...Do Something Fun!

Dear Friends,

Often our clients say they have a limited budget and entertainment/going out  is expensive. So, I have decided to try to find something fun or purpose-driven to do that is no or low cost for the first week of Spring.

With the latest issue of Mimi's Magazine in hand, I circled all of the areas that interested me on Mimi's Calendar. Here's a sampling of local happenings.
- Planning for the Future, a free lecture at Huntington Woods Rehab Center in Westlake on March 20th.

Winter Blahs

I find myself longing for sunlight and fresh air. How about you? These past few days Mother Nature reminded us of what's right around the corner. With temperatures in the 60's, a welcoming, warm breeze, people in shorts walking their dogs, my mood picked up and a smile crossed my face. 

Remember, spring is only 25 days away. So, plan your garden or flower pot, begin to bring out your lighter clothes from hiding. Keep an eye out for many of our favorite signs of life: birds, daffodils, tulips, and yes sunshine.

Getting Organized

I always like to start the New Year out on a fresh note. That means everything is in its place with minimum clutter.

Many of you know, last year I moved from a home with 3,000 square feet to an 800 square foot condo. I must say I have no regrets. My new mantra is,"Small spaces, work less and live more"

I find that the downsizing and ridding myself of clutter has made me happier, with a feeling of control. I have surrounded myself with things that I truly love, so my home is my sanctuary.

Happy New Year - Together, Let's Make a Difference

It's a New Year, a time to examine and reset. While I don't establish resolutions, I have adopted one simple goal. Every month I plan to honor someone whom I have encountered with a letter recognizing their good work, demonstrated kindness and compassion. I plan to send it or personally present it to the individual and to their supervisor.

Imagine what would happen if everyone did this. The world would be a better place. So, I am challenging my readers to do the same and Make A Difference in someone's day or life starting in 2018.

Visual Stimulation and Memory Support

Try these ideas at home when caring for someone who requires memory support.
Visual Stimulation – Aside from the brain, the eye is the most complex and incredible organ in the animal world. Vision is our most important sense, the one through which we gain most of our information, and the one that offers the broadest range of possibilities for stimulation.
As long as there is light, everything is visible, and potentially stimulating. Simply, vision is what happens when light enters the eye and is turned into electrical impulses by the eye’s retina.