As Bay Area in home care providers, we know that, for seniors, it seems there is rarely any good news. Most of the time, growing older means more health concerns, more decisions regarding where to live, even worries about developing dementia or loneliness. While many people dread getting older, and what the future may hold, there are some advantages to aging! Finally, a little good news to brighten your day.
Perks of growing older, for seniors
Discounts and money savings. Seniors often enjoy discounts at a wide variety of venues including restaurants, movies, art galleries, museums, concerts, and more. While you may not be aware of it, you can save on traveling as well, from airline fare and hotel accommodations to rental car rates. When it comes to car insurance you may be able to enjoy lower costs if you are a member of AARP, are a military veteran, or complete a safe driver course. Of course, Medicare makes it possible for you to enjoy healthcare without paying hundreds of dollars per month on premiums. Lots of money saving opportunities, and you'll find even more by simply researching online or asking about discounts at the restaurants, retail shops, and other places you visit!
Grandchildren. What's better than enjoying precious time with your grandchildren, without the worries and stresses you had as a parent? No sleepless nights, changing diapers, and all of the other work and effort that go into raising a child. Just enjoy time with those little ones (and the bigger ones, too).
More time to travel or pursue your dreams. Lots of people would love to write a book, learn a new language, take on a hobby such as golfing or painting, or simply travel to places they've dreamed of all their lives. When you grow older, you have the time to pursue those things you never had time for while caring for your family and working. Now's the time.
Happiness and a sense of accomplishment. For the most part, seniors are happier than younger generations, simply because they have the time to do what they like and enjoy a sense of accomplishment for what they've done during their lifetimes. This is the perfect period in life to enjoy more time with friends, family, or neighbors; to get out and socialize; or even volunteer your services at the local hospital or other organization. Reflecting back on a good marriage, long and successful career, how successful you were raising your children - all of these things bring a smile to your face. That's what it's all about.
These are just a handful of the advantages of growing older. You're not getting older, you're getting better! We've all heard the phrase, and for many seniors it's absolutely true.
At Care Indeed, we provide in home caregiving services to seniors and their families throughout the Bay Area, including San Jose, Walnut Creek, Lamorinda and surrounding cities. Give us a call today for unparalleled care.
Home care is derived from the belief that older adults should be able to age at home with the level of care they need to be safe and comfortable.