Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center believes in building relationships through reminiscing and socializing. Reminiscing has been found to lead to higher life satisfaction, lowering depression, and lowering physical pain.
At Primeplus, we encourage our active adult members to engage in social activities and events. Many times we see our members linking the past to the present. Many conversations during our Coffee and Chat are reminiscing about the good old days when a Ford coupe was $500, gasoline cost 19 cents a gallon, a postage stamp was three cents, and penny candy was a treat. During our social lunch, we listen to stories about growing up on the farm and walking three miles to school every day. Many of our members fondly remember the days of ice cream socials and soda shops. Everyone frequently reminisces and reviews life. It’s a natural part of people’s lives and is essential to human existence, at Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center, we encourage this every day.
Reminiscing is a way to indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events. It is a free-flowing process of thinking or talking about one’s experiences and significant events of a lifetime. We all live in the present, yet we still carry our “past” selves with us throughout our lives. The stories we tell about our lives are also important sources of self-identity and enable us to explore and relate our past to the present.
Older people often lose what has defined them: family, spouses, friends, careers, and their homes. Reminiscing offers a chance to re-examine one’s life, pursue remote memories, recall past events and accomplishments, and seek personal validation. “There are events in one’s life which, no matter how remote, never fade from memory”― Jim Corbett.
Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center invites those who are age 50 and better to join us Tuesday mornings for our Coffee and Chat from 9:00 AM to 10 AM held in our lobby. Primeplus is located inside the Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center at 7300 Newport Ave, Norfolk, VA 23505. We also invite you to our enjoy lunch; lunch is served Monday thru Friday from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. For more information, feel free to give us a call at 757.625.5857.