A simple Google search for the term “aging” returns topics such as “coping with aging,” “what you can do about aging,” and even “the cure to aging.” The pessimistic connotations to getting old are, regrettably, so deep-rooted in our culture that it’s anticipated that by 2021, we’ll be spending over $300 billion in anti-aging goods.
Even though it’s easy to get caught up in the difficulties which might be realized in aging – health concerns, the death of friends and family, and cognitive issues – what’s becoming lost in the shuffle are the incredible benefits of growing older. Consider, for example:
- A recent report by Stony Brook University identified that senior loved ones are more content generally, with reportedly decreasing feelings of anger and stress in later years.
- Socialization and conflict resolution skills are improved in later years, as outlined by research carried out by the University of Michigan.
- In a game intended to stimulate and study regret, seniors outperformed their younger counterparts in their ability to cope with emotions.
- And according to Cornell sociologist Karl Pillemer who surveyed 1,200 older adults, the consensus was that the past five or ten years had been the happiest 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 have the opportunity to investigate and realize interests and talents minus the time demands of younger, employed adults, which could lead to a restored happiness for life, new social ties, and enhanced bonds with existing friends and family.
CareWorks Health Services helps emphasize the advantages of the aging process in many ways. Rather than simply coming in and carrying out chores that a loved one can no longer complete, we emphasize the person’s particular skills, empowering her or him to follow new hobbies and interests with the support of a helpful home caregiver.
Whether it’s mastering a new skill or language, taking a trip to a long-desired destination, deciding to get physically healthier, or whatever a senior’s goal, we’re on hand to give inspiration, 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 accomplish brand new aspirations! Contact the home care professionals at CareWorks Health Services online or call (949) 859-4700 and requesting an in-home assessment for additional information.