Senior Care: Launching the Shot Heard ‘Round the World

“Listen my children and you shall hear,

Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere . . .

And so through the night went his cry of alarm

To every Middlesex village and farm,

A cry of defiance, and not of fear . . .

The people will waken and listen to hear . . .”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

So starts Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem about Paul Revere’s April ride through Massachusetts. It heralded a call to action for the Concord and Lexington clash at the start of the Revolutionary War.

On May 9 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, MN, there will be another ‘shot’ that will be heard round the country – it will be a call-to-action for a new conversation about senior care and what our experience will be like in the second half of our lives – for ourselves and our loved ones as well as for the people and families we serve.The shot that April morning was ‘heard round the world,’ and thousands of people across 13 colonies stepped forward to make cataclysmic change happen. That was almost 240 years ago, and we are on the brink of major change again – this one more personal than political, but just as powerful.

Join Lifesprk for the Second Wind Tour. This invitation-only live event is gaining momentum and acclaim across the country, and the May 9th show will be the only performance in the upper Midwest.

Second Wind Tour

Friday, May 9

1 – 5 pm

Orchestra Hall

Minneapolis, MN

As Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of The Eden Alternative and the Greenhouse Project sees it, we have been living hurried, youth-obsessed lives that have left us feeling out of balance. As he describes in an interview with Next Avenue, “We’re in greater need of that gentle hand on the shoulder from elders . . . [to rebalance] adulthood, elderhood and childhood. . . . We deserve a healthier, more balanced life cycle.”

For those of us in senior care, there is an opportunity right now to gather together and launch our own revolution, giving it shape and helping it ring out across the country. At Lifesprk, we are looking to bring together leaders and innovative thinkers from across the Twin Cities for this event.

What will we do with our Second Wind opportunity? For the people and families we care for? For ourselves and our loved ones?

We invite you to be part of the conversation that will help shape and craft the change ahead – starting May 9 with this inspiring, thought-provoking event.

Click here to learn more about the Second Wind Tour!