It’s a beautiful sunny day here in Panama City, Florida.
Admittedly, the temperatures are on the coolish side with the expected high today at only 61 degrees.
Not to worry, warmer days are just around the proverbial corner.
Hope you’re healthy and having a fine time…
It’s time for another edition of our weekly favorite Aging News.
And, we’ll begin with…
The Secrets Of Aging Well and Healthy:
Well, it’s no secret that none of us get outta here alive.
SO, I figure the best revenge is to live every day like it’s our last. Spiritually speaking, each moment is our last, isn’t it?
No real secret about how to stack the odds in our favor for living longer, either.
Yet, why settle for longevity when we can also do a few simple things that could help us better enjoy our extra years with physical energy and mental alertness?
Now that’s what we’re talking about…
For example, we could immediately increase our joy of living if we would stop worrying about getting old and stop trying to figure out which body part is giving out the fastest.
Plus, our quality of life would be greatly enhanced if we’d lighten up on ourselves and be slow to judge the follies of our fellow travelers.
When it comes to our longevity, just how important are genetics, lifestyle and those usual suspects?
Well, a lot, but not so much as we thought, according to a Harvard Study of Adult Development…
…the longest, most comprehensive examination of aging ever conducted. Since the 1930s, researchers have studied more than 800 men and women, following them from adolescence into old age, and seeking clues to the behaviors that translate into happy and healthy longevity…”
The findings of this study have been surprising for the investigators, and they might even surprise you, too…
To read more of this interesting study, click on the above blue link. The Secrets Of Aging Well
How To Help Aging Parents:
If we live long enough, there comes a time when we undergo a role reversal with our parents. It becomes our duty to lend the guiding hand and sometimes provide financial assistance.
While this is the natural order of the human life cycle, it’s emotionally exhausting and often forces us to face our own mortality.
Plus, making decisions about our parents lives, just isn’t easy. After all, what do we really know about caring for an aging parent?
Did you know, for example, that among aging couples where one acts as the caregiver because of a health issue, it’s the caregiver who is most often the first to die?
I’ve already seen this scenario play out twice in my neighborhood.
I recently read an interesting article about caring for our aging parents. If you’re facing this challenge, you’d probably appreciate the article, too.
You can read it when you click on the following blue link: How To Help Aging Parents
And, more stories about aging parents Here
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly News About Increased Longevity:
Modern medicine and healthier lifestyles are allowing us live longer.
But, what are the long-term implications of having all us older people out there clogging up the highways and byways of society, have on mankind’s evolution, our planet, our resources and all that kinda stuff?
Of course, no one can know for sure.
But, this week I watched four snappy videos that looked at this very question. Enjoyed them. Think you will too…
You can check them out when you click on the following blue link: Increased Longevity
Senior Citizens Dig Facebook:
According to a new survey/poll from Pew Research Centre, people aged 65 and older are regularly logging into Facebook at an increased rate of 11% over 2013.
This equals out to 56% of Americans, over the age of 65, kicking it on Facebook.
The over 65 crowd doesn’t care that much for Twitter, with only a 10% following…
To see the rest of the social media breakdown for senior citizens, click on the following blue link: Senior Citizens Dig Facebook
Aging Is Hazardous To Our Health:
Uh oh, think I may have a ‘man crush’ on former North Dakota lieutenant governor, Lloyd Omdahl.
Lloyd is one funny dude! And, he’s recently published a very entertaining look at getting older, titled: Warning: Aging is hazardous to health
As you age, gravity becomes a mortal enemy. It wants you to fall down and break something. Many older people don’t even want to get up. With so little time left, they can’t amortize the effort. It’s unassisted suicide…”
OK, maybe me an Lloyd aren’t the two most sophisticated guys you know, but he tickles me.
Read his article and have a laff when you click on the following blue link: Aging Is Hazardous To Our Health
Just Because It’s Such A Cool Video:
Ron Wood playing and singing Ohh La La. Oh yeah, he’s probably sorta drunk. Yet, oddly satisfying.
That’s it for today, coz I can’t top that.
You Can Help: Senior citizens are more vulnerable to cold weather because their blood circulation tends to be slower and certain medications may worsen that.
Be a hero and check on aging family, neighbors, or just acquaintances, when its cold. A phone call, or a drop by, could save a life…
Talk to you next time.
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are very damn welcome…