Thank You Vets!

Did you know that more than 13 million veterans are 55 or older? The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) published a report on aging vets in 2016 discussing the aging veteran population with a focus on housing, social and economic characteristics and related issues.

The number of aging veterans, along the the greying of the overall US population, is changing the way we approach business and life. These changes are occurring an increasingly rapid pace due to wildcards like COVID and advances in science and technology.

The focus of this post is to give gratitude to our veterans and their families. They have and continue to shape the past, present and future with their service and sacrifice. Thank you to all who have served!

The Future of Aging

The future of aging conversation is an important one for vets and for the world in general. I am getting really close to the BIG 50 myself and am wondering how you all feel about what you see and experience as you age? How do you see your future and that of society for people who are getting older?? We know that Gen X, and younger generations, are aging very differently compared to older generations. Any and all thoughts on getting older are welcome!

With Love, Gratitude and a Salute to our Vets,

-Dr. Connie

Honoring Our Veterans: THANK YOU!

Thanks to all who have served and are currently serving. Also, a BIG thanks to your families.  It is a privilege to honor our Veterans.

I especially want to thank my Father-in-Law.  He served in the Navy during the Korean War.  Ken was a great man who was proud of his service.  He also enjoyed being an active member of the Legion.  I thought of him when I heard Taps earlier today.  We miss you Kenny!

I would not be able to post to this blog or express my opinions without the freedom so many of us enjoy (and take for granted) in this great country. May we always value the sacrifice and service of those who make this country great.

Let freedom ring!

-Dr. Connie

Thank You Veterans: Yesterday, Today and Always

Yesterday was Veterans Day-the perfect day to remember all the men, women and families who have sacrificed (and still continue to sacrifice) to make the United States such a great nation.

When I got home last night, my husband told me that Nebraska’s very own Governor Heineman invited Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hagemeister to be one of the individuals to unveil a new Medal of Honor Plaque during a special ceremony in the Nebraska’s Capitol Building.  An announcement of this momentous occasion is available online by going to: http://www.governor.nebraska.gov/news/2013/11/08_honor_plaque.html

My husband is related to Lieutenant Colonel Hagemeister, a Medal of Honor recipient, which made this an extra cool event for our family!

I just wanted to extend another thank you to our military heroes.  They are the reason I can get up and write whatever I want to discuss on this blog. They are the reason I can choose to do whatever I want to do in this lifetime. They are the reason my family lives in a free country.   We can all “Be You and Do Something Cool” because we are free.

Much gratitude from the bottom of my heart-yesterday, today and always…THANK YOU ALL!!

-Dr. Connie