Dietert News – July 10, 2019 - Opinion

Dietert News – July 10, 2019

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:00 am

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Independence Day. Within all of the fun festivities, I hope we all stopped to think about what our personal independence means to us.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes it as “the quality or state of being independent.” That makes sense, but even better are some of the synonyms: “self-dependence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and self-support.” Here at the Dietert Center, we help community members with all of those definitions. Whether it be Yoga or one of the many other fitness classes, cards, dominos, musical instrument jam sessions, dance, art, travel, Take 5 Club, sharing a table with friends at lunch, or volunteering in so many ways, the Dietert Center helps participants of all ages remain independent. And for those who are not able to come to the center, our wonderful volunteers make sure they have a nice visit and a hot meal, a reassurance call every morning, and medical equipment should they need it. This place is magical every single day and we are here to help everyone stay independent in mind, body and spirit.

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