Few seasons have inspired poetry and song as much as Autumn it seems. The crisp morning air, the changing colors of the leaves on the trees, the smell of ripening apples and the taste of the fall harvest, all the senses are stimulated with the arrival of Autumn.[quote_box author=”William Shakespear” profession=”Sonnet 73″]That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see’st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west; Which by and by black night doth take away, Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest. In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire, That on the ashes of his youth doth lie, As the deathbed whereon it must expire, Consumed with that which it was nourished by. This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long. [/quote_box]

With it’s arrival comes the introduction of flu and cold season, and the cooling air can lead to the stiffening of muscles, and more. It is vitally important to stay active and practice healthy living habits especially this time of year. Let the arrival of Autumn remind us all to get out in the afternoons for a nice walk to enjoy the fresh air and stretch our muscles. Remember to wash your hands and cover your coughs and sneezes to prevent the transmission of bacteria and viruses. Go for your annual check-up with your primary care physician, and receive your annual flu vaccine. All of these best practices will keep you and others at the peak of health and allow for the passing of another year with the bright future in the spring!

Thank you all for being part of the Centennial Adultcare Center family and we look forward to Autumn and the coming holiday season. Please call 615-383-3399, or contact us here if we can assist you or a loved one in any way!