Laughter is the Best Medicine Video – Over a Million Views

Blog Post by Home Instead Senior Care offices in the Portland Metro Area

Laughter is the Best Medicine Video

If laughter is the best medicine, then a whole lot of people were medicating themselves online with this video last week. With over a million views in just one week, this video has become a phenomenon that is striking a chord with seniors and their loved ones all over the world.

At first glance, there’s no sign that this is going to be funny. Mary Maxwell, an older adult and friend of the couple who founded Home Instead Senior Care, was asked to give the invocation at the company’s 2009 Convention.

Initially it seemed like a normal prayer, but it soon took a very funny turn. Her deadpan delivery and lines like …This is the first time I’ve ever been old… and it just sort of crept up on me … soon had the franchise owners rolling in the aisles. With the timing of a professional comedian, Mary shines a very funny light on the foibles of aging, to the delight of this audience of senior-care experts.

If you enjoy this, please forward it to your friends. Maybe next week will be 2 million views!

Laughter is the Best Medicine Video

3 thoughts on “Laughter is the Best Medicine Video – Over a Million Views

  1. Jacqueline Sinke

    One of my senior exercise class participants emailed me this video a week or so ago. I enjoyed seeing it and just reinforces how much I like to work with this population group.

  2. Lynnae

    I had the joy of seeing this lovely lady live. She was a real joy to watch. She is a very inspiring person and one I learned a lot from. I hope I can continue to find the laughter in what I am handed in life.

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