In my youth, days at the pool were spent turning summersaults and doing cannon balls off the diving board, seeing how long we could hold our breath at the bottom of the pool, and engaging in general horse play.
October 31, 2021
A yellow postcard arrived in the mail this week. It sounded earnest enough, promising not to take too much of my time. My input would make a huge difference, helping the surveyors understand my contributions to the community and the needs that I have. It was an enticing invitation. Making a difference in the world can begin right in our own neighborhood. It felt affirming to be asked to participate in identifying our strengths as well as areas for improvement, even if only by electronic means. Then I noticed the survey title. The mailing was inviting me to participate in the 2021 Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults.