Aging – the experience of growing old – is a state of mind as well as body. Things and people both age. How well that happens concerns each of us and particularly so in the “later years”. So what do we do with old?
Consider the challenges of growing older:
Not all of these changes will be positive. Old age in and of itself is not disabling, but diseases which occur in old age often can be. These issues can lead to medication concerns which can sometimes led to addiction concerns. Be aware of this as it can be a slippery slope. However there will also be new freedoms, experiences and rewards if you are willing to look for those things.
Growing old successfully calls for careful planning. A realistic understanding of the changes and challenges of aging means being prepared to deal with them. It is never too soon to ask yourself the following questions:
No less in old age than in other stages, change and challenge are all a part of life. Plan for it – positively!
“Live your life and forget your age.” – Anonymous