We are reflecting on another year gone by

As 2019 comes to an end, many of us sit back and reflect on what we did, the good, the bad, the ups and downs we had. The world had turned and turned, and many great things have happened as well as some devastating events. Another year is complete. This time of the year can be very challenging. Some people tend to feel lonely; others feel vulnerable before the inevitable; we are aging one more year. Others feel energized before the possibilities of new opportunities.

The invitation is to look at 2019 with a grateful heart, let’s count our blessings, let’s focus not on what we couldn’t do, but on the potential that 2020 brings, and all the things that we could do.

As we age, we grow aware of the world around us, making a difference in the world may seem like an impossible task, but the truth is that we could all make a difference in our community by getting involved in a cause that is close to our hearts or interests. Make it a goal for the new year, volunteer!

Volunteerism has been shown to improve confidence, reduce depression, provide new skills, and increase socialization for those who commit their time. Volunteerism is truly an action that pays in dividends and offers benefits to all involved.

There are many causes worth your time, today we want to share with you one that we believe in as it cares for the most vulnerable in our community, low-income older adults. Assistance to the Elderly is a non-profit that enables low-income, vulnerable older adults to lead meaningful and dignified lives by providing safe supportive housing, quality services, community education, and advocacy.

Assistance to the Elderly owns Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon’s, Florida’s largest assisted living community. Residential Plaza provides an affordable home with assisted living services that allow 350 older adults to live in a safe, caring, and supportive environment while maintaining their dignity, independence, and purpose.

Get involved, volunteer in 2020, and make a difference in your community.

For more information on Assistance to the Elderly visit: www.atteinc.org