Residents in long term care nursing homes pass some time reminiscing to themselves about the good times and bad times of former life.
My suggestion is not to dwell on the many small and often bad times of former life with family but instead think of the major and good times we enjoyed. Bet everyone has family good times to think about and re-enjoy in our minds.
So when alone try Counting the Good Times enjoyed with family and re-live them in our minds.
Plenty of residents are unable to get in touch regularly with their loved ones and friends. Enter the cellphone. Simple cellphones are much cheaper these days and those outside LTC homes often have them (something we note regularly, seeing most visitors with cellphones).
So get a cheap used cellphone. With a cellphone and text messages one can drop a message to someone outside easily. Even to a group all at once with just one button press and the typing just needs one finger.
Yesterday I alluded to the fact that many families here are super. Now I am writing about those residents who are able. What about them?
Well it doesn’t hurt to do a bit of pushing, here goes……
Each day I see visitors arriving. What a good time to talk about the visitors children and the present and future importance of a good modern education. Authorities are now providing it and our offspring need it in this rapidly advancing world in which strength coupled with knowledge counts.
Come on, be an able FAM resident. Take an interest in your family’s future. If you do you are certain to be rewarded.
Some of the families of Residents at Crescent Park Lodge are in my opinion FAM. They are forward looking and want the family children to succeed in this Augmented Intelligence and Artificial intelligence age that we are into, moving into fast, whether we like it or not. In this 21st. century age human strength though still a factor is much less so than in the 20th. century.
Gone are the days that we could bask in the sole glory that our offspring were strong and healthy. We are into the age where our children need a good education as well to prosper. We see to it that children today receive the education that served us but on top of that whatever they need now.
Recently I had a cellphone that I used mainly for communicating with my contacts by text message. Only when it had to be sent for repair did I realize how beneficial it was.
Particularly valuable to me was the ability to group contacts together so that when I wanted to send the same message to multiple persons away it went to all in a grouop at the touch of one button.
Just as with sending so with receiving. Anyone in the group replying automatically sends to everyone.
Of course some things are confidential but this is taken care of by being able to arrange a single other.
I have a cellphone again and made this post as part of my exuberance. All residents can benefit from having a cellphone.
This is where I will write as soon as ui hae decided what to put!