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6 Apr, 2013

A Few Tips on How to Age Gracefully


COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Source: Amelia House, a senior living community — If getting a few gray hairs sends you running for the hills – and to your local hair salon – it may be time to take a different view on getting older. We all feel the effects of aging, from body aches and wrinkles to gray hair and receding hair lines. They are a part of life and happen to everyone.

Aging Gracefully

Blowing out another candle on your birthday cake doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience. Getting older can be something to look forward to. Here are a few tips on how to embrace your age, whatever it is.

Age is just a number. Whether you’re 25 or 95, try to maintain a positive outlook on life. Think of all the positive things that come with getting older, such as being able to retire, traveling or spending time with grandchildren.

Face facts. Getting your first wrinkle doesn’t have to mean a trip to the plastic surgeon. Next time you see those little lines by your mouth or eyes, think of them as laugh lines and remember all the happy memories that made them.

Maintain relationships with friends and family and develop new ones. Having an active social life can keep you moving for years to come. Senior housing communities like Amelia House provide countless outlets for making social connections.

Don’t worry, be happy. Stress can cause premature aging, so take time to relax and recharge. The next time you feel stressed, take a yoga class or get a relaxing massage.

Take care of yourself. Eat a heart-healthy diet and exercise regularly. As you get older, it may be more difficult to do certain types of activities. Talk to your doctor about changing your workout routine to fit your abilities.

Stretch out your mind. Learning new things and ideas can keep your mind sharp. Try doing crossword puzzles, read a book or take a community education class.

Keep making goals for the future. Regardless of your age, set goals for yourself that you can strive for.

Looking Ahead

Accepting the changes that come with getting older doesn’t have to be difficult. Senior living communities like Amelia House offer a range of amenities to make life easier while providing opportunities for friendship, fun and familiarity in a warm home-like setting.