You will quickly realize from meeting Spike his love for everything Clemson! He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina before relocating to Key Stone Heights, Florida. Spike's sister, Ann, still lives in Florida. His father was killed while working as an ironworker when he was only six. From then on his mother raised them through her work as a nurse.
Wintertime poses a hard climate to stay active and have fun in, especially for seniors. Because seniors are stuck indoors because of the cold for a month at a time, their mental and physical health can often decline. So what's a senior to do?
A senior-friendly activity we recommend is gardening – yes even in the winter. December 5th marks World Soil Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about soil quality. One of the most vital parts of our ecosystem, soil affects everything from water and food to climate change.
Our resident spotlight on Abbie!
“I was born 1/19/1923 in a country farm home in Espyville, Pa, which was owned by my grandparents.
We stayed on the farm until I was 3 and then moved to Harbor Creek, Pa., where I lived until I married my husband, Harold, in 1943. I followed him to pursue the Lord's work, preaching at four churches over a span of 37 years, until his death in 1980,” Abbie recalled.
While the holidays are known for delivering happiness and joy to people across the world, it can often bring sadness, disappointment and nostalgia for many. Such is the holidays for those who have a family member living with Alzheimer's. According to the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s affects over 5 million Americans and someone develops this degenerative disease every 60 seconds.