Amusing Advice on Aging from Animals part 2

Elephants  — Share your memories

Elephants’ brains, the largest among land mammals at about 10.5 pounds (10 percent of their body weight, vs. a human’s 2 percent), are complex. They have the ability to grieve and elephants have been observed performing burial-like ceremonies. Elephants also have excellent problem solving skills; the well-known example of Asian elephant Bandula unhooking the shackles on her feet and then freeing other captive elephants shows a keen intelligence.

Scientists have found that older elephants are better at making crucial decisions, such as searching for food and protecting the herd from predators, because of their remarkable memory. We humans can look to elephants for inspiration to share our lifetime of experiences and use our hard-earned knowledge as leaders.

The Wellness based lifestyle that we offer at Epworth Villa can challenge you intellectually, physically and spiritually.  Our philosophy is enhancing lives, so people thrive.  We aim to add more life experiences and memories to each and every Resident’s life.