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    CONTENT BY JUDY – Perennials, Active Agers, Baby boomers

    Just what are we? And are you paying attention to us??

    A search for a term that doesn’t offend is taking place. Trying to avoid terms like senior citizen, retiree, elder and the elderly. The question becomes what do we call everyone 55+?

    Terms are materializing that are perhaps more appropriate and appealing.

    The term, Baby Boomer was created and has been used since all those World War II babies were being born. This group has changed and revolutionized the United States as the have passed though each phase of aging. And they will and are changing and redefining the term senior each day. Just look around – they are not stationary, boring or old.

    The title, Perennial has been around for several years now and refers to blooming again and again. And yes, we do that again and again during our lives. We become young adults striking out on our own. We become homeowners, parents. So forth and so on as we parade along the paths of our lives. Ever changing and blossoming into the “new” me.

    Active Ager is a newer term and defines seniors as young at heart, tech-loving, gym-using, trend setting, fun-seeking marketer’s dream. This term might be the best fitting so far as each generation is truly younger than the generation before them.

    Whatever term you use 55+ adults are strong, happy, healthy. They are using and buying what they choose. They want the same products all ages want and use. They are not to be overlooked as they are living longer, working longer, staying healthier and maintaining their independent as well.

    Call them what you will but remember they spend $2.9 trillion on products and services each year.

    Wednesday, June 6th- National Hunger Awareness Day

    June is National Hunger Awareness Month

    Please consider helping an individual, family with children or a senior in our Town of Montville and bring
    in a canned food item to the Senior Center on Wednesday, June 6th! The doors are open at 8:00 AM and shut at 4:30 PM. Lets see how much we can collect for our friends and neighbors in our great Town of Montville finding themselves in need! Boxes will be located by the door—all food collected will go on the shelves of our Montville Food Bank for our resident in need! Please join us on National Hunger Awareness Day and help us to help our residents!

    Content by Judy – Living vs Existing

    We get up each morning. Begin our routine. Bathroom. Coffee. Read the paper. Watch the news. Shower. Dress. And so, the day begins.

    In those moments are you living or existing? Me at that point I’m existing. Getting going in the morning is a real chore for me. I’m not a bright bubbly person at the start of the day.

    Soon I’m living! I’m doing a job I love. Enjoying my husband and our beagle. Interacting with others. Planning what’s next. Enjoying the grass getting green, the beginning of leaves and flowers. Spotting my first Hummingbird of the year!

    I hope all of you are LIVING as well!

    Break your routines! The same old thing is boring!

    Do something new and out of your ordinary.

    Be the best you can be.

    Let SeniorCenterCt.org assist you in your “out of the ordinary” journey.

    Visit.

    Plan.

    Schedule.

    Invite others.

    Start doing!

    Don’t ponder. Stop all that thinking and all those what ifs.

    LIVE!

    -Judy Jencks.5.2018

    VOLUNTEERS WANTED

    Do you have a couple of hours a week you would like to fill? Looking for something to
    do? We are looking for volunteers for our:
    (1) Social Services Office
    (2)Tag Sale Room.
    If interested or would like more details, please contact Kathie

    Content by Judy  – Like us on Facebook

    We hope you’re enjoying this newsletter and the information you get on SeniorCenterCt.org. “Like us on Facebook” and you’ll see a great number of articles covering a wide range of topics. We’re also on Twitter and LinkedIn. And we just started doing Instagram!

    We’re everywhere and growing! For the first quarter of 2018 we have 3,936 users on 5,620 sessions with 18,907 pageviews! Watch on Facebook for the chart that shows our growth from the time we started in 2016.

    Tell your family and friends about SeniorCenterCt.org and to “like us on Facebook” so they are up to date too.

    Thanks for your support – Judy