We all wish to reach a ripe old age,
but none of us are prepared to admit that we are already there.
~ Francisco de Quevedo (Spanish – Writer / September 17, 1580 – September 8, 1645)
Holidays and Celebrations: September 17, 2020
National Professional House Cleaners Day-USA
Constitution/Citizenship Day -USA
When is old age? 10 or 20 years from now.
What is old? Our perspective on what is old changes as we age. When we are 2, old is our older cousins. When we are 10 we think it is 18. When we hit puberty old is anyone over 30. When we hit 30 we think old starts at 50. When we retire we think old is 80 or 90. At 90 we think old is 110.
That being said our elderly population that require nursing home assistance have been the hardest hit during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Terrible living conditions were observed in many nursing homes when the army was called in to assist with the pandemic. The elderly need to be given a voice and taken care of with dignity and respect.