Sometimes we may hear our elders say, “Growing old sucks!” But does it really? Sure there are some things that change, but some changes are for the good. A concern for many people growing older is their ability to maintain their independence. Granting that wish can be simple. With Life Alert, a simple touch of a button can ensure help will be sent fast, 24/7. Thus, eliminating worry and promoting an independent lifestyle.
Like all phases of life, growing old definitely comes with its challenges. However, the hardest parts of aging should never surpass the wonderful parts of growing older; there is still so much to look forward to.
This may come as a surprising fact, but recent studies have proven that senior citizens are among the happiest groups of people.1 There are psychologists who believe “that cognitive processes are responsible – in particular, focusing on and remembering positive events and leaving behind negative ones; those processes, they think, help older people regulate their emotions, letting them view life in a sunnier lights.”
Happiness comes in many forms and for most seniors it will come in the form of grandchildren. Watching your children grow up, witnessing them marry their other half and one day granting you the gift of grandbabies are milestones none of us want to miss. The joys of being a grandparent are limitless—think of all the fun you will have, the wisdom you can share and the adventures you will embark on with your grandchildren. The opportunity to bond as a family in a new way can bring energy and light into your life.
Growing older also usually comes hand in hand with retirement. This can be a very happy and well deserving achievement. Finally having the freedom to pursue your dreams, such as, taking a trip to Paris, learning a new language, even volunteering can offer you a wealth of happiness. You’ve paid your dues, now have some fun!
Lastly, as trivial as it may seem, growing older will entitle you to those two sweet little words: senior discount. From the movies to public transportation, you can feel respected, recognized and honored with these savings. Since most seniors are retired, these little discounts can add up and help to keep your piggy bank plump. More importantly, added savings up to 15% discount on your homeowners insurance may be yours if you get Life Alert’s Monitored 24/7 Fire Protection Smoke Alarm. Unlike standard fire alarms that only make noise, Life Alert’s Fire Protection System has a team of emergency dispatchers standing by. When dangerous smoke triggers the smoke detector, the alarm sends a signal to the dispatchers who will then notify the local authorities. This kind of fast reaction can save your memory filled home, belongings, and life — thus leaving you happy.
So see, there is still so much to look forward to; there is no end of the road. When or if you feel down about growing older, remember you will always serve a purpose. The best way to ensure you stick around and you are able to cash in on these life gems, is with Life Alert. Don’t let a freak accident, slip, fall, home invasion or fire take away your gift of growing older—fight back with Life Alert and protect your future by getting help fast, 24/7. For a free brochure, call 1-800-513-2934.
1. “9 Best Things About Growing Old.” Amac. 19 December 2014.
2. “Senior Citizens are Happier Than Younger Adults but Why is Not Clear.” Senior Journal. 9 January 2012. < http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Aging/2012/20120109-SenCitAreHappier.htm>.