From the Editor
INDEPENDENCE BOOSTS HAPPINESS
This quote from the book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Actor, sums up the meaning of Independent Living and why it is so important to society. “But perhaps the most eye-opening example of how powerful the perception of control is doesn’t come from the business world – it actually comes from the elderly. In one incredible study, researchers found that when they gave a group of nursing home residents more control over simple tasks in their daily lives – like putting them in charge of their own house plants – not only did their levels of happiness improve, but their mortality rate actually dropped in half. It’s hard to find a circle of control smaller than caring for a house plant, and yet feeling mastery over even that tiny task actually extended their lives.”
This is what we strive for at a Center for Independent Living. Giving YOU control over your life, your choices, your decisions.
Quotes to make you think!
“Don’t ever forget you are a citizen of this world, and there are things you can do to lift the human spirit” ~ Aaron Sorkin, American Playwright