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Why Our Senior Years Are Our Best Years

August 26, 2016

Betty Jean, one of our social butterflies that reside at our Essex Center. She's still the life of every party as you'll see her singing, dancing, chatting, and always having a good time.

            We’re not getting any younger. In fact, life expectancy in the United States is now up to 78.  And as we get older, we’re getting happier.  A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Studies found that older people were generally less stressed and happier with their lives than people in their 20s and 30s.   

Additional research supports the fact that as we get older, we get better at maintaining emotional control.   This means that something that may have bothered us greatly when we were in our 20s wouldn’t even faze us in our 60s.  As we grow, we learn more about the things that really matter so we don’t get as stressed out as we used to.  These same studies show that illness doesn’t dampen our happiness.  On the contrary, seniors accept most illnesses as just another normal step in the aging process. 

 

            At Centers Health Care, we are wholly committed to keeping our senior residents happy and thriving. Our calendars are always full with events and activities every day, from having Elvis in the building to playing with therapy animals.  Most of our residents are so busy that they often don’t have time to participate on all of the activities we offer.  We are always there for our seniors and we help them live their lives to the fullest. Learn more about our facilities at centershealthcare.com/locations

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