If I had one wish this holiday season it would be that no one would feel depressed or lonely during this festive time of year. During this season of giving, I just wanted us to take a moment and remember your elderly neighbors, friends, family and acquaintances. These people all too often don’t have anyone to urge you to drop in or make a quick phone call to check on them. All too often people get depressed during this time. It gets dark earlier and with cooler temperatures and snow, they maybe stuck inside alone. So many times we are so caught up in where we have to be and what we have to do and time we have to be there that we don’t take the time to slow down and think about others. I would like to see all of us take a little bit of time out of our busy lives and drop by to say hello or just make a quick phone call. Just this small amount of time out of our daily routine can often be enough to help someone through their day.
The Horizon Center in Shelbyville and the other Centers in the county are blessed to have so many wonderful things going on this month and they are a great place for seniors to go to get out of the house and to help combat the isolation that can lead to feelings of depression. There are so many different special parties and opportunities to celebrate this Christmas Season. Remember that we also have Caregiver Support Group meeting if you need to get out of the house and gain knowledge of the many ways we can help you.
We at Shelby Senior Services want to take the time to wish you a Merry Christmas.