Ageing is a fact of life, and it’s one that we should be excited and honoured to enjoy. Every stage of life brings something new to the table, and by embracing this golden period of life, we can start to see the many options and activities that are available to the senior community. Not embracing aging may lead to exciting opportunities passing you by. Today, we are going to discuss why we need to embrace ageing, and what joy can be found in owning the age we are.
Residential care has never been better
It’s easy to embrace aging when there are so many fantastic residential care options offering the same creature comforts that you have grown accustomed to at home while still accessing support where needed. Residential care is a popular solution for many individuals as they can enter a community village and become part of the active company of like-minded residents.
Each person’s aged care journey is such a personal one, so you can be rest assured knowing that your unique needs and homely preferences will not only be met, but exceeded in these fantastic communities. As we age, each of us could benefit from identifying what we value and love most about our lifestyle and try to seek these elements in our next residential care home – so start thinking about what you value most and which provider is going to provide that offering.
Retirement is a time for you
Career, children, grandchildren and the chaos of a busy life can take its toll, with very few of us having enough time to rest and pursue our interests and passions in the way we want to. Retirement is a clean slate and a time when you can carve out a new way of life for yourself that prioritises your own needs and the things that make you happy. If this isn’t a reason to embrace ageing, then we don’t know what is!
There is also the added benefit of government support and full access to super and retirement funds providing new opportunities for adventure, security and indulgence. If you haven’t yet taken the time to assess your own retirement plan and what that could mean for you and your family, start the conversation now so that you can make preliminary plans to achieve in the future.
Taking the best care of ourselves
When we embrace ageing, we start to make small but significant changes that improve our health and gear our bodies in the right direction so that we can be active for many more years to come. These might be diet changes like increasing fibre intake, or it could even by trying new skincare and supplements to aid other areas. The sooner we start this education and implementation, the sooner we will see positive results and can love the skin we are in even more.
Greater mental health and emotional intelligence
When we were children, it was always our parents and grandparents that had those answers to life’s great questions, and this is because our mental intelligence improves as we age. Negative feelings and emotions don’t grate as they do in our younger years, and there is a deeper sense of acceptance and trust in those most special to us. Being able to regulate the many emotions and thoughts that run through our minds every day is such a gift, and it makes room for the social interactions and community involvement that will fill your calendar as you get older.
By establishing a well thought out retirement plan which involves residential care and other aged care support that you might need, you will be in a better position to plan ahead and know that the future is bright.