What is YOUR secret to aging gracefully?
The Aging Gracefully team went to a gathering of actively aging adults to ask the question, “What is the secret to aging gracefully.” The answers from people aged 70 to 94 vary! Enjoy!
The list below is a summary of answers from our vibrant friends who strive to live a long, healthy life without regrets! Thank you to all who participated and joined in the fun!
- Keep busy and keep up with friends
- Exercise to keep flexible and strong.
- Surround yourself with good people.
- Forget about age. It’s not a number.
- Stay active.
- Don’t isolate yourself.
- Live every day to the fullest.
- Have a sense of humor.
- Family and friends, good times.
- Good genes.
- Do fun things.
- Choose to be happy.
- Keep moving.
- Enjoy people.
- Have a positive attitude.
- Accept the things you cannot change.
Share your thoughts in the comment box below…
What is your favorite advice from above?
What would YOU add for a “secret?”
10 thoughts on “What IS the Secret to Aging Gracefully?”
Add to that list — “hang out with grandkids sometimes, and volunteer for other Intergenerational opportunities.” Mixing of ages makes natural bridges in growth stages. Younger people give us 75 +ers a chance to celebrate through our empathy, the joys and struggles of youth. And the by-product of old joy is the youngers can have a chance to see oldness, in health, as their own opportunity for future beautiful lives. Age is a life stage, not a species change.
Definitely!!! At any age, we have the opportunity to grow!
Being with people that makes you laugh and being very active try something new that challenges you. Just think positive. Love life.
Yes!!! I’m in FULL agreement!
Going down to the basement to my gym to put in a good workout. I feel that I am in better shape than I’ve been all my life. Built pretty good if I say so myself at 59 years old. Live well people!
What a fantastic group interview! I loved all the advice, but I think that after going through the mandated pandemic restrictions, that “don’t isolate yourself” really stands out and covers many of the others. We are social creatures and “require” interaction with others to thrive. Thank you, Kathryn, for sharing all of this simple, yet often overlooked advice.
Thank you for commenting. This group was AMAZING!
SO TRUE! It remains imperative that we don’t allow ourselves to be truly isolated!
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