Show Your Gratitude: Stroke/Neurological Support Group

Well, we have started our monthly meetings, grateful for those who came to join together in support of one another.

It has been quite a while waiting for the opportunity to meet, greet, hug, encourage, learn new information, and form friendships that can enhance one’s life. We’re hoping that more of you will come to our next meeting on the second Saturday of the month, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, at HOA1 Arts and Crafts Center Room 4.

It is so important for each of us to make expressing gratitude part of daily living throughout the year. Why is this important?

Research shows that gratitude has an immensely positive effect on physical and mental health. It becomes quite obvious that by reducing emotions like stress, your frustration and anger will vanish, while improving your mental and physical well-being. Research also shows that expressing gratitude and appreciation has a direct positive effect on sleep, well-being, depression, and disease.

We encourage you to express gratitude toward friends and family because doing so profoundly affects emotional and physical well-being.

Also, what’s extremely helpful is keeping a gratitude journal. All of these expressions of gratitude have shown that people will be more likely to exercise regularly, have fewer physical needs overall, and feel better about their lives as a whole.

Suggested Resources:

American Parkinson Disease Association, 520-326-5400

Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 520-322-6601

Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, 520-836-2758

Senior Village, 520-314-1042

Please feel free to reach out for help. To talk, contact Esta Goldstein at 520-825-1181.