As seen on guideposts.org
In 2018, the Good Samaritan Society is collaborating with Guideposts magazine to bring you a new series, Living Longer, Living Better. We hope these stories of finding purpose — no matter your age or stage of life — help you find meaning and hope.
Maintaining — or regaining — physical fitness can become difficult as our bodies age. How well we succeed depends somewhat on genetics, but lifestyle choices play a major role.
The video above features Evon Schones, whom you read about in Guideposts magazine. Watch it to hear her motivational message about rebuilding strength following joint replacement surgery — or any major change in life.
George Rosch lay sprawled on the ground for a few seconds before trying to move.
Moments before, he’d been on the top of a semi tanker, trying to release expanding pressure from the oil within. But he was too late. The oil blew, and it knocked George off the top of his rig, shattering his world.
“I was a truck driver, I drove truck for 30 years. I’m proud of the fact that I had over a million miles accident free.”
But his fall from the top of the tanker ended that spotless driving career, and landed him in a wheelchair.
Moving for Mom
In just two weeks, Lori Puentes went from daughter to caregiver.
During a visit home, “I noticed that there were some drastic changes in my mother's behavior, her memory and her moods,” Lori says.
“When I left, I said to Dad, ‘If you need us to move down here to help, we can.’ And he said, ‘No, no it’ll be fine.’ We got a phone call probably about two weeks later. It was Dad. We moved down about a month after that,” Lori says.
When you hear the word “frail,” what comes to mind? Do you think of someone older than you or whose health is failing?
Surprisingly, anyone can become frail, but your chances increase as you age.