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Aging isn’t for sissies!

Aging is hard work, physically we change, such as our eyesight, hearing, or cognition. But, our Golden Years can be wonderful, especially if you have the right attitude. Check yourself: do you tend to be pessimistic, see the glass as half-empty, or think the worst of people and situations? Are you too self-critical? If you aren’t normally optimistic and want to be, change will happen, it takes time to keep the negative talk at bay and replace it with positivity. Surround yourself with positive people. Watching how others approach life with an upbeat and productive attitude will help. Be open to humor. Laugh, smile, and feel the joy that comes with giggling. It’s been said that “laughing is the best medicine,” and it’s true! Turn “I can’t” into “I can try.” Because aging is presenting new limitations on life, it’s easy to give a big sigh and be resigned to our restrictions. Instead, think of ways around your limitations-where there is a will, there is a way. Come join any of our activities, which you can find here: http://countrymeadowsvillage.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/meadows-calendar-1.jpg  Your positive attitude can have an effect on your well-being. New friendships, less stress, improved health, and you’ll have more fun. […]

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Driving: Aging and Staying Safe

For most of us, driving has been an important aspect for independence. The idea of giving up driving can be distressing, especially if you have been driving safely for years. And, if you are concerned about your spouse’s or parent’s driving skills, having a conversation with them can be difficult. Aging can bring vision impairments, loss of motion, and decreases in strength and mobility. And while aging doesn’t equate to giving up your license, an evaluation of your driving skills might be warranted. For seniors, there are a few signs to consider: • Recent dents or scratches on the car • New health issues • Chronic complaining about other drivers • Recent tickets Consider some easy adjustments like vehicle modifications, limit drive times to daylight, don’t drive in inclement weather, or use city roads instead of freeways. Ultimately, everyone should feel safe driving. Anticipate how your driving will be affected in the next few months and years. Be honest with your abilities, and consider recommendations from an occupational therapist specializing in driving to improve your skills and keep you driving for years to come. And if you need to have ‘the talk’ with someone about their driving, stay positive and […]

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