How Young Are You?

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support

Have you ever lied about your age? Some folks do a little fudging, either up or down, depending on the time of life. If I ask how old do you feel, would that be a different number? Age is a fickle thing. Some people are old at 50 and others are young at 90. What’s the difference? The qualities we associate with youth are curiosity, spontaneity, happiness; children are uninhibited, spontaneous and love to play. Isn’t it obvious these qualities are not limited to an age group? Do you feel younger than your age? I hope so!

Pablo Picasso said, “It takes a long to grow young.” We have the power to influence our aging process because attitude is 90% of our youthfulness. No matter our age, we can get up every morning and choose our attitude. We can choose to be happy, curious, and spontaneous. George Bernard Shaw said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing.” When Elders are isolated they have less engagement and opportunity to play. Seniors, like all other people, need an environment where they can have fun with their friends: to laugh, learn and grow together. The household model affords Seniors the chance to engage with each other, to share, laugh and be spontaneous. If over the breakfast table the group decides to go to a movie or go bowling, then we’ll load up the bus and go! We don’t wait on an activity director to plan it; our residents make their own plans! Give us a call at The Piper, 913.400.7006 and experience the difference. Come and play with us!