There's a lot that can be done between now and the end of December to help others enjoy the holiday season. Give the gift of yourself this holiday season—and during the coming year—by volunteering. Whether it be recording for the blind, staffing the help desk at your local library, or delivering Meals on Wheels, you can make a difference in the quality of life we all enjoy—and your contribution will be appreciated.
Many seniors have difficulty walking even for short distances. But there's no reason that their enjoyment of life should be curtailed because their mobility is restricted. Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with limited mobility now have many more choices to explore the world than they did two decades ago. People with walkers or wheelchairs can more easily attend ball games, go to concerts, and even fly to distant parts of the world.
Today, millions of older Americans are experiencing a higher quality of life by taking an active and positive approach to their personal wellness. They are enjoying improved health and successful living by becoming self-educated, personally responsible and proactive. The most successful are those who adopt a whole-person wellness model, addressing the needs of the body, mind, and spirit.