One day I asked a friend if she’d like to live as long as George Burns. For those of you too young to remember him, he was a well-known comedian years ago who also played God in a couple of movies back in the seventies. God must have enjoyed his performances, because old George lived to be 100. He actually worked until he was in his mid-nineties! George also believed in having a good attitude about aging. He was credited with saying: “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”
My friend didn’t seem too keen on the idea of becoming a centenarian. She responded: “No, I don’t want to live to be 100. Can you imagine what I would look like if I was 100? Nobody would be my friend (mostly because they would all be dead). I would be lonely walking around my house with my walker, running into the wall and falling down. Do you know how hard it is for a person who is 100 to get up when they fall down??? I might lie there until I was 101!” (OK, I get the picture)Continue reading →
Do you want to avoid tarnish in your golden years? If you’re in the Generation X age group, right now is the right time to prepare for quality longevity. Don’t fall for those old age myths and stereotypes – we have more control than we think we do! Take charge – you won’t regret it.
Check out these tips, gleaned from the experts who study this kind of stuff:
Keep working! Okay, so you have to retire eventually. Well when you do, don’t just SIT AROUND. Retirement is a great time to reinvent your life, so stay active. Go back to school, take online courses, advocate for your favorite cause, write a book about your life. . . . Not only will you keep your brain cells active, you’ll have fun doing it. Active aging is good for our health and happiness.