Can you believe it, September is here…already? September is one of my favorite months, can you gues what my favorite season is? That’s right, it’s Fall!!

We have a lot coming up this month, starting with fun weekly themes and activities, as well as our monthly performers whom we are lucky to have visit us each month at Mt. Hood Adult Day Center.

Our front page features an article, September is Healthy Aging Month.

Here is the article:

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine and executive director of Healthy Aging, “it’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion, or hobby.”

10 Tips for September is Healthy Aging Month

  1. Do not act your age or at least what you think your current age should act like. Picture yourself at your best age and be it.

  2. Be positive in your conversations and your actions every day.

  3. Distance yourself from people who do not have a positive outlook on life. Surround yourself with energetic, happy, positive people of all ages and you will be happier too.

  4. Walk like a vibrant, healthy person. Analyze your gait and adjust it as needed.

  5. Stand up straight! Are you holding your stomach in, have your shoulders back, chin up? You will look great and feel better.

  6. How’s your smile? Research shows people who smile more often are happier.

  7. Lonely? Do something about it. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, make a call to do one or more of the following: Volunteer your time, Take a class, Invite someone to meet for lunch, brunch, dinner, or coffee.

  8. Start walking not only for your health but to see the neighbors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a conversation starter.

  9. Make this month the time to set up your annual physical and other health screenings.

  10. Find your inner artist. Who says taking music lessons is for young school children? You may have an artist lurking inside you just waiting to be tapped.  Have you always wanted to play the piano, violin, or tuba? Have you ever wondered if you could paint a portrait or scenic in oil? What about wood-working?



We are also excited to announce that Mt. Hood Adult Day Center will be hosting another FREE Legal Clinic.

Check out the back page of our newsletter for more information or call Cathy at 503-512-7373 to schedule your FREE 30 minute consultation.

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-Alisha Van Lom, Program Director

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