As we all know and have seen documented so many times, “connections with others” is one of the most important factors in aging well. Thanksgiving connects the generations by just being together as well as through conversation. It also provides opportunities to contribute–in large or small ways–which especially makes older people feel worthwhile, needed. And isn’t that a priceless gift.
Dad could never make the pumpkin chiffon pie that Mother continued to make in her mid-80′s. But Dad could string that cranberry necklace up until his last Thanksgiving at age 94. With warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
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