'It' Is About Getting Old …

Here's a candid, moving look at what getting old means.

By Wendy Garson, LCSW-C, Therapy Services

It is a table full of photographs of a life long lived. It is the challenge to make it through the day with gratitude for all that has passed and acceptance for that which lies ahead. It is holding on tight to an identity well deserved yet easily lost. It is times spent alone and times too often forgotten. It is the desire to do and the need to do it differently. It is pleasure derived from the little things and the little things that make all the difference. It is muffled sounds and sights no longer seen. It is finding the balance between an appreciation for the new and a respect for the past. It is denial when necessary and laughter when it fits. It is the teaching of a life lesson and the hope that it is heard. It is taking time to say I’m sorry and making sure there ... Read more

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Janet Metzner June 19, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Take some time today to read through this most excellent blog. Thank you, Jewish Community Services!!


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