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Hello cherished friends of On The Mend!
Go back in time with me for a minute…. Approximately, March 15th, 2020. I was excited to launch a Happy Spring message to you all. Loaded with cheerful emojis of flowers, mountains, trees and the importance of getting outside, and the positive effects of Vitamin D. 🌻🌄🌿 I couldn’t wait to share this quote:
“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well, we all know what happened next….we were thrown into the unimaginable Covid 19. What we’ve all experienced & observed in the last 3 months, personally, professionally, emotionally & spiritually is like nothing else. The courage, the strength and fortitude of front line workers, essential workers & society in general has been overwhelming to watch and be a part of. All of our businesses have been effected. We are all embracing a new way to work, a new way to live, fulltime home offices, home schooling, social distancing, virtual hugging, zoom networking, and PPE.
Although it’s been challenging, we are trying to define a new normal, I’ve had the pleasure of attending the following zoom networking events:
Cabernet & Canvas hosted by Tim Bailey from Church Hill Assisted Living, a beautiful early morning Grab & Go Breakfast hosted by Maplewood Danbury & Lauren Stowell (offered Acai bowls. YUM!) & Bridges by Epoch Norwalk had a luau themed evening event. Everyone is masked, distancing & still offering the greatest representation of their business, with such positivity & hope for a healthy future for us all.
I still go back to nature and my heart is warmed that society is doing so too. Getting outdoors is important for people of all ages. It lifts our spirits, and gives us a chance to reconnect with life’s most important things.
Getting outdoors is a great way to relax and take peace from the natural beauty that surrounds us. While being outdoors is critical for all people, it’s especially essential for seniors. It is proven that green, outdoor spaces have the potential to improve the health and wellbeing of seniors.
Seniors who spend ample time in blue and green outdoor areas, such as grassy parks, near water (especially running water) or on the edge of koi ponds🐟, enjoy increased feelings of connectedness and renewal.
It’s clear that getting outdoors on a regular basis is an incredibly important step for seniors who want to safeguard their health and live a more fulfilled life. This fact is nothing new…although the term Forest Bathing is new to some, the concept is old as time!
Here are just a few more benefits of the great outdoors
- Being outside boosts vitamin D levels.
- Nature can help boost immunity.
- Being outside helps seniors feel more energized.
- People who spend time outside recover from injuries faster.
- Being outside helps seniors improve focus. Basically, go out in nature, be present and take in all the sights & sounds!
And as we navigate through this new life, get back out into the world safely.
Remember: When Everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. 🛫
P.S. if anyone has upcoming travel; please come see us for all your protective gear for flights and trips. 😉 We have everything to keep you & your loved ones safe!
Your Friends at On The Mend