Just what is “Enrichment?” To me, “Enrichment” is not a single program or an activity, but a philosophy that seeks to encourage people to actively participate in their daily life and to contribute to the lives of others in our Community. The result is an individual feeling that his/her life has meaning and purpose
(Gracie is pictured right in the picture above.)
This month is my last as President of the Lenbrook Residents Association. So let’s pretend this is an exit interview and you ask me, “What have you learned this past year?"
I have learned many things: The first is that time is flying. I inhaled in June 2015, I exhaled and now it is June 2016! But what a wonderful and enriching year it has been!
Did you know there are over 50 different kinds of nuts? With so many choices, how do you know which nuts to include in your diet, how to include them and how often?
First, I'll outline the most common nuts, the main nut categories, and easy ways to include them in your diet. Then I'll let you decide which ones are right for you!
Let’s start by clearing up exactly what a nut is: a fruit composed of a hard shell and seed, which is generally edible.
I'd like for you to meet a few of the people that live at Lenbrook:
To be honest, I’d never been a “chairperson” before. But somehow I got recruited to help to lead the development of Lenbrook’s new Associate Education Fund. That's what I get for chatting with the CEO of Lenbrook about what a great idea employee scholarships are.
I recently "retired" again, but not exactly like I did in 2007 after 45 years of designing and building houses in Atlanta. This time, it was from a variety of volunteer capacities I've held for the past 27 years with YES!Atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Atlanta's at-risk inner-city youth.
A Night at the Hospital
By the time someone reaches their 80’s and 90’s, they have seen a lot of life. The ups and the downs. The good and the bad. Elders’ life experiences truly cover the full spectrum. How do souls survive and thrive such a varied terrain?
It's been my observation that for souls to weather this thing we call life, they need to be rooted and grounded in relationships. In particular, relationships with:
“Your husband has very serious heart disease and needs open heart surgery as soon as possible.” Referring to a man who never had a cardiac symptom, this doctor’s shocking statement inaugurated our six-month journey to Lenbrook.
You could say I founded the "Geezer Squad" here at Lenbrook. When my wife and I moved here about six plus years ago, and being the "computer geek with no formal training" that I am, I quickly rounded up a handful of fellow geeks to be "on call" to assist residents with their computers.
Pictured Above: Chris Keysor (Lenbrook President and CEO, Jackie Durant (Lenbrook Resident) and Linden Longino
How much is a “thank you” hug from a Nobel Peace Laureate worth? What is the value of a letter from a teacher in Afghanistan who says, “Because of your work many children here have some hope that their cries for peace will be heard somewhere.” Are twenty years of volunteer work worth this? Yes.