One of the greatest pleasures in life is bringing a smile to a baby's face. Though we can stimulate that smile by tickling, we also trigger it by making a funny face... or just plain smiling. Through shared smiles, we bond and connect; we create empathy with one another (WikiUniversity).
Bonding with others is only one of the benefits of a smile and related humorous activities such as laughter. Denise Driscoll, RN, MPH, of the Humor Exchange, shared those benefits at our September Memory Cafe. She's given me permission to share them here with you.
Laughter (the most obvious indicator of humor) provides physical, emotional, and cognitive benefits. According to researchers (Driscoll; Laughter Online University), laughter can
Denise invites you all to THE HUMOR EXCHANGE at the Advocate Condell Centre Club: Education Room, 1405 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL. Meetings are FREE OF CHARGE though reservations are requested: 800-323-8622.
This month's HUMOR EXCHANGE is this Thursday, October 12, from 7-9 PM. Click here to download flyer.
"Like a welcome summer rain,
humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you."