There’s something restorative about time spent in nature.

I write this column from a fireside camp chair in one of Michigan’s majestic state parks. The weather and the setting have been worthy of a Pure Michigan ad campaign.

Christine Vanlandingham is chief operating officer of Region IV Area Agency on Aging in Southwest Michigan. Questions on age or independence services? Call the Info-Line for Aging & Disability at 800-654-2810 or visit www.areaagencyonaging.org. The Generations column appears each Saturday in The Herald-Palladium.