Sarah Alexander has been a resident of. Lutheran Towers for 20 years. She is enjoying life after years of working as a beautician and owning her salon. She has a grandson whom she adores, a younger sister and a host of nieces and nephews.
Ms. Alexander actively participates in activities and events at Lutheran Towers. She has made many friends and is loved by everyone she meets. She has a kind spirit and a sweet personality. When asked why she loves Lutheran Towers, Ms. Alexander stated, “I love the location of the building. It is convenient for everything I need. I also love the staff. They do a lot for the residents. They take care of us like family and I feel safe here.”
Ms. Alexander recognizes the importance of engaging with others and doing the things that bring joy. During the pandemic, when everyone stayed inside and at risk for isolation, Ms. Alexander became a champion of Lutheran Towers. She constantly encouraged other residents to participate in online Zumba, art, nutrition workshops and the First Annual Lutheran Towers Health Challenge.
Ms. Alexander can often be found offering sound advice to her neighbors by giving a peaceful take on situations. Her personality has helped her to age gracefully. At 96, she has and continues to have a tremendous impact on her peers and well as staff.
You can always count on Ms. Alexander to provide a positive light of wisdom to staff. She’s always consistent and serves as a positive role model. She is currently the floor representative for her floor. She continues to alert all her peers about important matters and events to keep them informed. Ms. Alexander continues to encourage her neighbors to participate in the in-person activities at Lutheran Towers. Most recently, Ms. Alexander has been advocating for her peers to complete and end-of-life checklist including Living Wills, Power of Attorney and Burial wishes.
Ms. Alexander exudes the qualities of positive aging – resilience, engagement, strong social support and confidence in herself. Like all of us, she has had her ups and downs. But she takes them in stride, accepting the things she cannot change and fighting for the things she can. She is a role model, one to the admired and the epitome of positive aging.
When asked how she has led such a long and peaceful life, she responds, “There really is no secret. Just treat people well and try to live a stress-free life!”