Cold Winter Months

 It’s already December 2018 and the last 12 months have flown by!

Thanksgiving has come and gone, Hanukkah is here and the secular New Year is around the corner.

Most of us have a lot to be happy and thankful for in our lives. We might want to step back for a moment and think of others not as fortunate, especially some of the older adults in our community that don’t have many friends or family nearby.

When it is cold and wet outside it can be a very lonely, isolating time for older adults or those with a disability. A simple call or visit could make all the difference in their day. They would probably love to be part of an activity.

Brain health is a big topic these days. Eating well, staying active (mentally and physically), accomplishing small challenges and being a part of a community helps people in the aging process.

Creative Aging Network – NC hosted an afternoon activity at Jewish Family Services in Greensboro recently. The attendees learned how to make a simple floral centerpiece and then painted a replica on canvas. Engaging in creative activities keeps the mind active, spirits young and people happy being among others in the community.

BJH Foundation strives to help all adults age gracefully by awarding grants for programs connecting Jewish adults, some with varying degrees of mental and or physical health issues, to needed life improving services in North and South Carolina.

For more information about BJH Foundation visit www.bjhfoundation.org or contact Wendee Cutler at (336) 854-8400 or email wcutler@bjhfoundation.org.