October 18, 2021

5 Benefits of Growing Older

Aging offers many opportunities to do things you couldn’t when you were younger and life was busier, and those in their 50s and beyond are typically past the most stressful times of life. Here are 5 benefits of growing older:

1. Retirement communities are wonderful options that offer assisted or independent living. Not only do residents enjoy socialization and travel opportunities, they do so without any additional responsibilities of home maintenance. Avoiding lawn care, housekeeping, meal preparation, and other duties leaves more time for doing what you want to do!

2. Happiness and well-being are typically high, as you don’t have to deal with stressors like job hunting, taking care of an entire family, moving or traveling for work, and other issues that many deal with in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. The focus is steered towards enjoying the fruits of your labor from your younger years.

3. Decision-making skills improve. Seniors are generally more emotionally stable at this time of life and are less impulsive. They tend to better understand the weight of each decision, because their life experiences have taught them the value of time and energy, and of happiness.

4. Seniors become great storytellers. Older adults tend to include more details when telling stories of their life; this helps create possibilities for great companionship with all ages.

5. Self-confidence and wisdom both develop with age. Seniors become more comfortable with themselves, because they understand what really matters in life. Many stop worrying about making other people happy and focus on themselves.

For more information about the benefits of growing older, or to learn more about the terrific opportunities to live wonderfully in retirement at Newton Village, please contact:

Newton Village

110 N. 5th Avenue W

Newton, Iowa 50208

641-792-0115

www.NewtonVillage.org