Submitted by Frank DeRosa
Maintain Your Independence
“Help at the Push of a Button”
The first Sunday in September after Labor Day was established in 1978 as “National Grandparents Day.” This Sunday, September 7, will be the 36th celebration of this day. The purpose of the day is to honor grandparents and to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children and to help all children become aware of the strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.
With or without this day, it is important to recognize the seniors among us. There are many ways to do this. Families can start or continue working on a family history and interview senior loved ones about their memories and experiences thereby giving them an opportunity to share their wisdom and advice. Many seniors today, over 50%, are connected to the internet. Send one you know an email, talk to them on Facebook, or even use Skype. Lastly, visit and talk to your senior loved ones even when they are not expecting it. Drop in at their home or take them out for lunch or dinner. If you are one of these seniors, thank you for all you have accomplished. Share your knowledge and experiences with your family and friends. Help grandkids with their history projects. Document some of your experiences so that future generations will have them.
To recognize and help our seniors, Bath Borough and the Nazareth–Bath Chamber have organized a Senior Expo that will be hosted and sponsored by Alexandria Manor in Bath. The date for the event is October 1; hopefully many of you will be able to attend.