September is Healthy Aging Month and I wanted to share this great article from ageangel.com about how attitude can play an important role in how we feel as we get older. Grandparents Day on September 12th is a wonderful way to celebrate a loved one and make their day! Random acts of kindness throughout the month can put a smile on the face of any senior! Visit www.seniorcareauthority.com for the best in home care and assistance in the Sonoma CA area.
What’s Age Got To Do With It?
By Kelly Ferrin
There are few greater feelings than being inspired and motivated. Regardless of what or who it is, or what we do that makes us tick — it’s important to feel positive and enthusiastic about life. So as summer comes to an end and we venture once again into a new year, let’s vow to look for the good news in life and see how much better we may feel as a result.
The attitude of gratitude — being appreciative for the many blessings we have in our lives is a wonderful way to start. Certainly there will always be changes and challenges along the way, but to move on and forge forward leaving the negative behind has proven to be one of the key components in
maintaining well-being late in life.
Working in the field of aging is truly one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things I believe I could ever be involved in. Some find it strange perhaps, that at a time in life where losses and decline are inevitable, there could be much good in that. However, what being with seniors, ie. the "wisdom keepers," has taught me (and the research confirms) is that it’s what’s deep inside us that really matters — what we think and what we feel can be ageless.
Some may think I’m referring to agelessness as being young. Nope, that’s not what I mean. What I’m talking about is being accepting of who we are, with all the changes and challenges we’ve experienced along the way and knowing that each of these life situations has contributed to who we are today.
People are always fascinated by centenarians — those living to the age of 100, and are often intrigued with what it takes to live that long. New studies show that while genetics and exercise certainly play a role, a key component routinely being addressed now is their ability to rolll with the punches and handle stress.