Senior Column

 

Anita’s Column ~ May/June 2017

As I write this note to you, I think my clothes are still a little soggy from doing some errands in the rain this morning. An Indiana spring means that there was plenty of liquid sunshine and quite a bit of mud around. As I got out of my car with my umbrella close at hand, the wind immediately got a hold of it and flipped it inside out.  When I started to get discouraged because the water seemed to be pouring from above, I realized that this was going to be one of those days when we all needed to bring our own sunshine.  I needed to flip my umbrella back the way it was supposed to be, but more than that, I needed to flip my frown into a smile.

There’s a quote that I have always liked that says…

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights. 

Most of us have probably experienced all three of these and it is interesting to reflect on how we have handled them when they came our way.  It’s also interesting to reflect on how we are handling the aging process that each of us experiences in a different way. While some still have the get up and go that they had when they were a youth, others have many parts that have been replaced and/or parts that remind us that they have been well used.

At BCSSI, we are thankful to be in the aging business, and want each of you to know that our business revolves around you.  May is Older Americans’ Month, and that seems the perfect time to tell you that we appreciate your patronage, and we are grateful for the sunshine that you bring to our office each Monday-Friday. 

We recently had an organization also brighten our day when they gave us a matching grant opportunity.  As a private non-profit organization, we rely on funding of all types to do our work and bring programs and services to you. Please see the details in this issue of Senior Sounds to find out how the Central Indiana Senior Fund is encouraging us to build new donor relationships this spring.  Our deadline to get $25,000 in matching funds is May 31st!  Thank you all so much.

Happy Mother’s Day and Father’s Day from your friends at BCSSI.

Until next time,

Anita

 


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