At Delmanor Northtown we are fortunate that we have professionals in a variety of fields living within our community. Part of the magic of our community is how Residents come together to share their individual skills and expertise that come from each and every unique and fascinating lifetime.
Treasured Northtown Resident Betty Rae shared her insight during a presentation that she held for her fellow Residents on Emotional Well-Being. Betty Rae drew on her own real life experiences and challenges that she had to overcome to provide an inspiring lecture that helped us understand and manage our feelings and emotions effectively.
Betty Rae’s studies and education led her down a fascinating career path that included working as a Physiotherapist, working along with an Obstetrician to teach relaxation techniques for soon-to-be mothers, and working in the field of mental health with people who were experiencing high anxiety and phobias. Betty worked with young couples, individuals and businesses alike, and was very successful in helping many people in the area of stress management and assertiveness training.
Residents listened intently as Betty explained the benefits of eliminating “should” and “must”, becoming aware of self-talk, and acceptance of ourselves and others and all that life gives us.
Betty taught us that we all have control of our thought process and need to be aware that our physical, mental and emotional well-being can be interconnected. The Residents were able to review their own ABC’s (Adversity, Beliefs and Consequences) to acquire new skills and methods to help deal with daily struggles.
Staying motivated is extremely important for seniors, especially during a time when the news cycle is filed with sad stories of how COVID-19 is affecting all of our lives. We all have something that we are struggling with; difficult things can happen to us at any stage of life and we can always benefit from adding tools to our tool boxes to help us cope better. Betty Rae reminded us that “it is not what happens to us, but rather what we tell ourselves about what has happened”. Thank you Betty Rae for your incredible insight and tools that have provided each of us with strength and motivation to take on whatever challenge lies ahead!
If you would like to learn more about Delmanor Northtown and our Resident featured lecture series, please contact Laurie or Christie at (416) 225-9146 or click here to read more.