My parent’s recently moved into an independent living facility. They have a spacious 730 sq.ft. apartment with everything they need to live and also they take their meals in a dining room 3 times a day. Many of their needs are being met which is a relief to our family.
They are in their 70’s and a part of the Baby Boom generation. Every generation has its time in history where they shape the culture of the world. Everything from politics, religion, music, arts and more have been created by them as their legacy.
It got me to thinking that everyone ages and will find their way into some sort of care scenario whether it be a facility like my parents or in their home with a caregiver that comes by daily.
Just think about the conversations about ones personal history that will be had when one turns 70 or 80 or even 90. Who knows how long people will live as medical advances are made.
I can imagine people who were into hip hop and heavy metal in a facility talking about Jay Z to Metallica. Remember when Star Wars came out? Were you a gamer and if so how what was your favorite gaming platform. They will talk about who was better Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant or Lebron James. Can you imagine what tattoos will look like and guys rocking that earring they got when they were 16 at the mall. Remember malls. I believe Generation X will lead the way followed by Millennials and on down the timeline.
We will share stories about the wars we fought in. September 11th and how it changed our country. The presidential elections of 2000 and 2016. Where were you when your heard Michael Jackson died. Do we still want our MTV if it will be around then.
My friends every day you are getting older. Getting experienced and hopefully wiser. The key to everything is living and growing and storing up topics for conversations throughout your life. The memories can sustain you but future memories are there to be made.
I gotta believe the dining room will have taco Tuesday and gluten free this and that. Certainly.