This is our goal in our life. To die in old age, with great strength, at ease, and satisfied. But how often does that happen? Working in the senior care industry, the satisfaction with life is tinged with some sadness at the body changes that accompany old age. They may be happy, surprised, bitter, angry, at ease or stressed. There is no one emotion in aging as there is every emotion in getting older as there is in life. The need for companionship or safety followed by good food and exercise is met through satisfaction through friendship or companionship. Walking is so important and even if some people use walkers or wheelchairs, every day people are out walking. Around the property. In the halls. Walking – a slower hike but movement that allows satisfaction that their legs still are strong enough to hike even if the terrain is flat.
Do you want to live to be 100? What does aging look like for you? How are preparing to be satisfied in your older adult years?