55+ Stay Connected: May 4-10

Friday, May 8, 2020

Feeling Cooped Up While You Hunker Down? 

If your house or apartment is starting to feel small after spending so much time there lately, check out the largest private home in North America — The Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. You can tour the Biltmore House and gardens online for a great diversion. This sprawling mansion was built for George Washington Vanderbilt II in the 1880s and 1890s and is a popular attraction in Western North Carolina. Check out these virtual tours that are so lovely you’ll almost be able to feel the cool mountain air! 

 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

A new way you CAN pass some time! 

It’s CANNING! You can preserve the taste of summer for months to come if you can fresh fruits and vegetables now and in the coming weeks. If you have a home garden and haven’t tried your hand at canning, check out this overview of home-canning basics. You CAN do this! Okay I’ll stop with the puns now! 

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Showing Up for Yourself and for Friends 

Showing up requires intelligence, intuition, empathy, generosity, confidence, and a willingness to be vulnerable. It doesn’t just happen; it takes a level of intentionality, effort, and practice. And truly showing up for others requires you to do something that can be even harder — to show up for yourself first. That means really getting to know yourself, taking care of your physical and mental health, being kind to yourself, and setting boundaries.  Check out this guide to showing up for others and yourself. 

 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Operation Lift Spirits

Time to take out your pens and lift some spirits. Cards or letters are needed for residents at our local nursing homes. Let’s help brighten the day for those who cannot get outside and may feel isolated at this time. Call your local nursing home and see if you can drop off cards and letters at the reception desk or if they need to be mailed to the home. Enlist your friends and family in this project. Let’s see if we can lift the spirits of many!