Being Happy
May 14, 2018

Sometimes at the beginning of my classes at Oakwood, I ask the members a “getting to know you” question. One day, my question was “What is something you can do to be happier?” I got some beautiful answers and wanted to share them with you!

What is something you can do to be happier?

  • “Spend some time at the playground with kids. Kids make you happier.” – Paul
  • “When you’re in public, find a baby and catch it’s eye.”- Carol
  • “Stay true to yourself.”- Francis
  • “Enjoy yourself and the time you have.” – Ken
  • “Find God anywhere. He’s here around us. He can bring so much joy to you and strength.” – Judith
  • “Being around family and happy people.” – Karen
  • “Happiness is a choice. Some people choose it and some don’t.” – Bob
  • “Become more involved with your husband.” – Patricia
  • “Always try to progress.” – Carlos
  • “Smile and laugh.” – Mary
  • “Laugh at yourself, life, and your husband.” – Mila
  • “Slow down a little bit and enjoy life a bit. Then when you go back to work you’ll feel better about it, and maybe have time to romance your girlfriend.” – Roy
  • “Have your family over more often. Also, don’t sweat the small stuff, and the older you get the more you realize…it’s all small stuff.” – Brad
  • “Think of others, and make sure that your life isn’t impacting theirs in a negative way.“ – Mel
  • “I love being with my family.” – Eileen
  • “Go someplace new.” – Elidia


We're a nonprofit organization based in Mesa, Arizona with three senior day club locations (and a fourth on the way) which serve older adults with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, and various other physical or cognitive challenges. Life does not end with a diagnosis. Our members continue to learn new skills, enjoy new discoveries, make friends, laugh, and live a joy-filled life. Our team of dementia experts lead support groups, events, classes, and private sessions with caregivers and families, guiding them on the best methods to care for their loved ones while also caring for themselves.

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