Stroke-Neurological Support Group

Esta Goldstein

It has been a long time since we have had the opportunity to meet and give one another a hug, encouragement, friendship, learn new information, and listen to an informative talk. We’re hoping that we can start up once again, but we need people to help plan, send emails, and work as a team to bring each month’s meeting together. I’m hoping that some of you who read these articles each month will call to volunteer your help. In the meantime, we should not stop giving our thanks for the daily moments of appreciation, joy, happiness, laughter, and positive things that have occurred these many months.

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 immense 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 more than likely exercise more regularly, have fewer physical needs overall, and feel better about their lives as a whole.

Suggested resources:

American Parkinson Disease Association 520-326-5400

Alzheimers Association, Desert Southwest Chapter 520-322-6601

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

Senior Placement Service 520-870-0962

Please feel free to reach out for help, to talk, or to volunteer to help us start our in-person meetings once more. Contact Esta Goldstein at 520-825-1181.