This Palm Sunday is March 28. This will be the final Sunday of Lent and the start of Holy Week for Christians across the world. As we approach the end of this year’s Lenten journey together, let’s take a closer look at Palm Sunday — what it means, how it’s celebrated, and what we can do to make the most of it.
For many, Lent is a solemn season. It’s a time for serious reflection, both spiritually and personally. But as we look ahead to Holy Week in March, our thoughts turn to quiet preparations for Easter joy. With that in mind, let’s take a look ahead at some of the lighthearted, fun ways people have and will celebrate Easter across the world.
Lent is a time of spiritual renewal and reflection. It’s a time to reflect on both our faith and our lives, and an opportunity to pause and take a deeper look at things we might otherwise overlook or take for granted.
As we age, we all need a little extra help, and some of us need more or less at different stages of our journey. If you have started evaluating alternatives for a loved one’s care, it’s important to do your research. And the sooner you make this decision - perhaps even before you or a loved one requires such care - the better.
The holidays provide many of us an opportunity to see those we love - whether virtually or in person. It’s a time to connect or reconnect with those we may not have seen in many months - or even years. During these holiday catchups, it can sometimes become clear that a loved one’s health has declined since the last time you connected. Perhaps there has been a fall or health mishap, or their mental or physical health doesn’t appear to be what it used to.
Remaining connected to a loved one in a skilled nursing center or nursing home can be difficult. You may be limited in your ability to visit a loved one due to the center’s policies, or perhaps you live far away or work odd hours, making in-person support difficult. Illness or injury, the needs of other family members, and other responsibilities can quickly eat up your time.
As you work toward following your resolutions this year, you’re probably striving to improve things of this world — becoming more healthy, eating right, volunteering, and budgeting. However, this year, we challenge you to take some time to consider your spiritual needs and goals.