Learning To Live As A Retired Senior

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Semi-retiring is the best thing I did for my physical and mental health. I was always healthy growing up until I was in my early 60’s, and then I ended up with osteoporosis, acid reflux, high blood pressure, low potassium which can kill you if you don’t take care of it, and being pre-diabetic.

Man and woman exercising – Photo by pasja1000 Pixabay

So once we retire, we still need to stay active, exercise, travel, eat right, maintain our weight, and do yoga and meditate. We need to do things like puzzles and games that will keep our minds sharp and clear. Exercise is part of keeping a healthy mind too.

Everyone I talk to who has retired loves it, and keep busy by traveling, playing golf, bowling, spend lots of time with the grandkids, volunteer, get more involved in church, do yoga or meditation, become bloggers (like I did), and depending on finances get a part-time job that they enjoy. The point is you can now do what you want to do to occupy your time.

Two friends out enjoying the day together – Photo by pasja1000 Pixabay

Friends and family are so important as a senior, for support and making us feel like we are still part of something. Now is the time you can schedule a time to do regular activities with family members and have dinner with friends or have them over for a BBQ. Just let them know you care and that they are an important part of your life. Some friends start losing spouses and have to learn how to live alone, so as a friend we can be there for them during this time.

Some spouses become caregivers for their spouses due to a terminal illness or health problems. They also need support and to find ways to deal with the stress of being a caregiver. They need to be able to depend on family and friends. Invite them out to lunch or a shopping trip so they can have time to find relaxation and help them not feel so overwhelmed.

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Retirement is not a life without purpose; it is the ongoing purpose that provides meaningfulness. 

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Goalkeeper for a girls soccer game – Photo by ddenherder Pixabay

Getting together with grandchildren keeps us active and builds that ever-loving bond! They bring joy to us and keep us feeling young through their youthful exuberance. We always look forward to seeing their smiling faces! It is soccer season now, so you have several games to attend throughout the day, so fun to watch!

An elderly man with his dog – Photo by Joenomias Pixabay

I am an animal lover and know the unconditional love they give us, and how they are great they for healing the elderly and sick. Our dog, Lexi, is full of energy and when all three of us are at home she knows that it is time to run and play and bring her squeaky toys to us so we will throw them for her to fetch. She will run back and forth and around the furniture at full speed without running into anything! It is hilarious to watch and will have us cracking up! I should record a video of this!

Find causes and charities where you can volunteer – Photo by Tumisu Pixabay

Finding causes and charities where you can volunteer and make a difference is so fulfilling and you are able to touch someone’s life in a positive way. On Facebook, you can find so many different charities and foundations to check out and see which ones would fit into your schedule or donate online.

Becoming a blogger is another way to share your experiences and stories that can inspire and give someone hope and let them know there are other people in the world who are going through the same hardships and show you ways to get through them and see life in a more positive way.

I feel we are here to help people in need, so they can look forward to having a happier, brighter future! Let me know if you are a retired senior and what are the most rewarding things you do now? Comment on how you are experiencing your retired life?

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2 thoughts on “Learning To Live As A Retired Senior

  1. Great post! I work with many that are actively aging and agree that staying active is important. As a personal trainer, I see a huge difference in emotional health and overall wellbeing in those that are active and involved with family and their community vs individuals that aren’t.

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