Christmas Past

As the Christmas music is playing softly in the background, I search for just the right photos to use for our 2017 Christmas ad campaign. Even though it’s only the end of October, I can feel the wisps of cold air on my cheeks and smell the fireplace aroma that settles a heart. There truly is no place like home for the holidays.

I look at one picture after the next with a wave of emotion sweeping over my soul. Each one seems to revive some long-forgotten memory of Christmas past. The music reaches a crescendo as I stare at a good photo of some house decorated for the holidays when almost as if in a divine appointment, ‘I’ll be home for Christmas” begins playing in my app.

The lump in my throat grows. The tears make their way to the very edge of my eyelids. I savor a few beautiful memories of my Father and Mother aka, Mr. and Mrs. Christmas. Fully realizing now what was lost to me then, all the sentiment, love, and all the work that went into every single magical Christmas moment. Craftily and carefully created to bring about the most joy possible and the best memories ever. That was their challenge, and it was the goal they so easily met every year. I hope they knew. They achieved it. They made those memories. They last. Even now, they last.  I carry those memories today. But I digress, although it was beautiful. Thank you for hanging out with me in that space for a minute. No place like home, right?

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No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

The point? The point is every family has a story, right? Every family has Christmas memories. I hope yours are in a positive category and not in the ‘My weird uncle Ray ruins it every year” category. If you smile when you think of them, you’re the one I need to reach today. You. You and your memories of days-gone-by. You and the memories you count on making in the future. Like you count on breathing.

It’s inconceivable even to allow your mind to participate in the line of thought that one day there will be no more memories of your parents and the holidays. Well, not any new ones anyway. I never considered this year or that one would be the last one. I just always took it for granted they’d be in every Christmas season. Kinda like the tree or the music or the gifts, just permanently there somehow. It never dawned on me that would ever be different than it actually is now.

Every Christmas an average 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 years-of-age. At the time of this writing, that fact will remain a fact for another decade. As the Boomers age, they have different ideas about what their 60’s and 70’s look like. They see themselves active, still employed, at least part-time. Traveling, working, playing and living. They don’t understand themselves to be old. And they certainly don’t see themselves not residing in their own homes. And Christmas future? No worries right? The sad truth is more and more Baby Boomers are heading towards a possible transition into a facility, and it’s not pretty. Not pretty, especially when the reason they are now facing that dilemma could have been drastically reduced or even eliminated!

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When they had that knee replacement, they could have been reminded of when to take those meds correctly. When they had that ‘minor’ cardiac event, they could have received intervention within minutes and reduced the amount of damage their body sustained. Their homes, their properties, their very lives could have been fully protected between a LaserShield system and an Electronic Caregiver system.

And on and on it goes. Technology that prevents some of these life-altering moments, and offers immediate assistance if one of them becomes a crisis. Technology that knows your name, knows your needs, and is discreet and stylish. Technology that is easy, simply and incredibly reliable. Technology that my Mom and Dad could have significantly benefitted from in their day. What is it?

It’s ECG home health automation and LaserShield home security, and you get to utilize them to stay safer, healthier, live longer and reside in your own home independently. You should really take a look at what could change the game for you before the game changes and becomes unchangeable for the rest of your life.

Maybe it’s not you. Maybe it’s one you love. Your parent, grandparent, neighbor, friend. Maybe your friend’s child! Our youngest customer turns six-years-old next year, and his Mom loves our system.  Our college student customers love our system too, not to mention our friend Julie with ALS out in the Midwest. This system is protecting so many at risk and literally saving lives. And we are proud of that. And we are proud of our staff who work tirelessly to make sure every customer feels like family.  Especially now. Especially during the Christmas season. We genuinely believe we have the best gift ever. Whether it’s you or them, think about it; there’s no place like home.

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So, call us. Email us. Shoot, you can even text us, and we will get with you to figure out exactly what you need, and we won’t try to sell you what you don’t! Because it’s just how this ECG family does things. During Christmas and every other day of the year.

Now, if you will excuse me, there are some lights that need hanging and some corn that needs popping. Merry Christmas to you and yours and a very happy and protected New Year!