A quick Google search for the word “aging” returns topics such as “coping with aging,” “what you can do about aging,” and even “the cure to aging.” The negative connotations to growing older are, sadly, so ingrained in our culture that it is predicted that by 2021, we will be purchasing over $300 billion in anti-aging products.
Even though it’s not hard to get caught up in the difficulties which can be realized in aging – health conditions, the death of loved ones and close friends, and cognitive issues – what’s becoming lost in the shuffle are the wonderful benefits of growing older. Consider, for instance:
- A recent report by Stony Brook University revealed that seniors are more content overall, with reportedly declining feelings of frustration and anxiety in later years.
- Socialization and conflict resolution skills are superior in later years, as indicated by research conducted by the University of Michigan.
- In a game targeted to trigger and examine regret, older adults outperformed their younger counterparts with their power to handle emotions.
- And according to Cornell sociologist Karl Pillemer who interviewed 1,200 seniors, the consensus was that the last five or ten years were indeed the most memorable of their lives. “Many people said something along these lines: ‘I wish I’d learned to enjoy life on a daily basis and enjoy the moment when I was in my 30s instead of my 60s,’” Pillemer shares.
Not only that, but retired adults get the chance to enjoy and realize hobbies and interests without having the time limitations of younger, employed adults, which may produce a revitalized zeal for life, new social ties, and increased bonds with current friends and family.
Atlanta Home Care Partners understands the benefits of healthy aging and helps identify the positives of growing older. Instead of simply coming in and performing chores that a loved one can no longer accomplish, we highlight the person’s unique strengths, empowering him or her to follow new passions with the encouragement of a helpful caregiver.
Whether it’s discovering a brand new skill or language, taking a trip to a long-desired destination, deciding to get physically healthier, or whatever a senior’s objective, we’re on hand to give motivation, transportation and accompaniment, and a number of other services to help seniors thrive and enjoy life to the fullest.
Help your senior loved one identify and achieve brand new aspirations! Contact the home care professionals at Atlanta Home Care Partners by calling 404.228.0103 and asking about our top-rated home care services in Decatur and the surrounding areas.