“Aging.” “Getting old.” These are words Americans don’t like. Some say we are the most youth oriented culture in history. Because of this, many elderly American men and women face depression, loss of purpose, and loneliness.
Elderly Services wants to be part of a revolution. We want to help people grow old with dignity, pleasure, community, and a sense of purpose.
Six days a week we greet our adult day participants and ESI College students with affection and enjoyment. Our home away from home is a place where elders are treated with respect and dignity. Fun is a priority. Having a reason to get up in the morning is therapy for some who have lost a sense of purpose or routine. Getting out of the house, being in an entertaining social circle, feeling intellectually stimulated—this is what we want for elders.
Enjoyment and connection: our specialities
“Enjoy life” says our ad each week in the local newspaper. We believe that the losses and pain associated with aging need to be balanced with small pleasures: smiles, and entertaining experiences every day. Loneliness can be alleviated by our caring attention and affectionate touch. It feels good to belong again!
Eighty percent of the help given to elders comes from their family members and friends. We advocate for relieving the burden and worries of family caregivers. We seek the right balance that promotes joy for the elder while reducing stress for the family.
Dignity, comfort and respect
Our commitment is to listen and respond to the needs of elders, to take each individual and family seriously, and to offer a safe and comforting elder-friendly environment.
Some of the words we live by
- Getting out is good for you.
- Enjoy life.
- Embrace aging.
- Age positively.
- Respect, dignity, affection.
- Care for the whole family.