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How to Live Happily During Old Age

Published on 14 August 2020, by Jane E. Brody

So now that you're older, your entire life has changed from working forty hours a week to wondering what you're going to do with all that time.

Here are just a few examples of how to fill that time and make your "Golden" years really golden:

1. Find a part-time job to stay busy.

Not only do you now have the freedom to work anywhere you want, but you can pick a job that is fitted to your interests and hobbies. This will also give you some spending cash for other things you wish to do but can't afford on the nice retirement you receive.

2. Use your nest egg.

Book those wonderful trips you've been dreaming about all your life. Go travel the world, see those seven wonders.

3. Join volunteer groups, or help out with organizations you feel are worth your time, join quilting clubs, or golf clubs.

A University of Michigan study found that older Americans who care for others through volunteer work or simple neighborliness live 60 percent longer than those who keep to themselves.

4. Spend time with the ones you love, invite people over for dinner, do what you want!

5. Remodel the house, or better yet, build on to your home.

6.  Give free coaching in the subject in which you are comfortable to the needy.

The Golden years of your life are called Golden because this is the time when you can finally do all the things you wanted to with out having to worry about getting the time off. Go out and enjoy them.


Social connections are the key to happiness with age. Friends and family members are the perfect people to lift your aging loved one up when he or she is feeling down. They’re also the ones who will be there to celebrate your loved one’s special moments. Make it a point to call or visit your loved one whenever you can.

Sunshine is a major mood booster. When your loved one starts to feel down, encourage him or her to go for a short walk outside. Even sitting on the porch in the sunshine for a few minutes can work wonders for emotional health.

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