20 Sep Advice for Aging Well, and With Intention
You’ve probably heard the joke, “Who invited all those old people to my class reunion?” Feeling young is truly a state of mind. What we see in the mirror and how we feel are often two different things. Aging well means never letting your age dictate how you want to live.
Feeling Young at Heart
It’s a myth that all older people are frail and need help. In fact, seniors are the most diverse age group there is in terms of health and wellness. Plus, being a senior can be an exciting time, full of opportunity.
In early adulthood and middle age, many people focused on their families and careers. They made sacrifices and put others’ needs and wants before their own. An empty nest, along with being retired, now means lots of free time.
For many older adults, life has slowed down. This gives them the chance to not only reflect on, but also act on missed opportunities. What have you always wanted to do that you never got around to? Where do you want to travel? What new hobby do you want to learn? And most importantly, what’s keeping you from doing these things while aging well?
Preparing for the Future
Preparing for the future is daunting at any age. There are so many unknowns, and making choices is difficult. However, it is through these choices that we make our wishes known. Aging well and with intention allows us to shape a future that is truly our own, and not what someone else decided for us.
All too often, care decisions are made in a time of crisis. Seniors, even those in peak health, can benefit from speaking with one of our life care managers. Today, there are more options than ever when it comes to housing and care choices later in life. A life care manager can help you answer questions like:
- What is the difference between Assisted Living and Home Care?
- Can I receive Home Care for a short period of time, such as after a total hip or knee replacement?
- I have a will. Do I need a Power of Attorney?
- Am I eligible for any benefits?
Life care managers bring together seniors, family caregivers, and service providers. They are experts in saving you time, money, and providing you with choices you may not have even known were an option. To learn more about aging well with life care management, please contact us.