Life in the Years

“In the end, it’s not the years in a life that matter, but the life in the years.” ~ Abe Lincoln

 

img-article-traits-senior-caregiver-cropLife in the Years is a grassroots, music-based initiative to create more compassion and awareness for the issues faced by the elderly and to help those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

The elderly face lots of issues. Many become homebound, and as they lose their independence they need help with chores, errands and access to health care, etc. As they age they rely more and more on family and the community.

Loneliness is also a significant issue. With family that has moved away and friends that have died, many elderly don’t have opportunities to socialize and they become lonely, which can lead to depression.

Elderly depression is why those 65 and over have the highest suicide rate of any age group in the United States. Want to save a life? Visit your elderly family members and neighbors. Help them with chores and errands. Let them know that someone cares.

John Smith

John Smith – Singer/songwriter of From His Window, a beautiful song about Alzheimer’s disease inspired by his father

Alzheimer’s disease is also a significant concern for our elderly. As many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s. It affects not only our elderly, but also their families.

Our goal with this campaign is to create awareness and inspire compassion. We want these songs to help people understand the issues our elderly face and then do something to help.

 

Proceeds from this page go toward supporting the on-going efforts of Musicians for a Cause.

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