Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
~ Helen Keller

Hamilton Aging in Community – Launch of our New Website

On March 8, Hamilton Aging Together (our local aging in community group) will host MP Filomena Tassi at a reception held at Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton to launch our new website: Hamilton Aging in Community.  Development and promotion of this informative website is supported by two annual New Horizons for Seniors grants from Service Canada.

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Habits of the Heart to Sustain Community 

Parker Palmer outlines habits of the heart to build the spirit of community:

1. An understanding that we are all in this together.

2. An appreciation of the value of ‘otherness.’

3. An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways.

4. A sense of voice and agency.

5. A capacity to create community.

Aging in Community Links

Blanchard book links…

What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness (hint: relationships)

Writing Exercise

Try journaling to build up your community spirit muscles. You can seek out quotations which remind you of one or more of the five habits listed by Parker Palmer above. Reflect on the habits (e.g., appreciating the value of ‘otherness’) in light of your quotations and your life experiences.

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With this shadow photo,

I bid you adieu