I recently attended a Senior's Resource Group meeting sponsored by the 20,000 Lives division of Plumas Public Health. The main goal of the group is to combine the efforts of the many Plumas County agencies and businesses that cater to senior citizens to publish a Senior Citizens Resource guide as well as continue efforts to reach, outreach and care for the seniors in our community, particularly homebound seniors. It was a very interesting meeting, with many new faces I had never met in Plumas County. The most impressive aspect of this group of professionals was how much they knew already about the limited care our county gives our senior citizens and how much each individual at the meeting genuinely cared about the Wellbeing of each senior in Plumas County.
This passionate group ignited my creative mind to ponder, what can I do to support this very important population of our society. What kinds of programs can we bring to the homebound and how can we gently encourage them to venture out? My friend, who I dragged along with me to the meeting because she is training to be a Death Duola, brainstormed a little about this after the meeting. But what about you, my clients and friends? What are some of your experiences caring for aging parents or partners or family members or clients? What would you say our senior community needs to help invigorate, motivate and stimulate their mind, body and spirit?
Leave a comment or send me a message - like I said, My passion is ignited! I'd like to be part of a solution for people now and for generations to come!