How to actively act on the topics that concern senior citizens
The topics that concern senior citizens can be much more than five. But the five we will go through in this article are never missing in any presentation you’ll find on the Internet.
There can always be variation depending on the country or circumstances. The horrible pandemic with just experienced is a typical example of when everything goes upside down.
Another example we are going to see soon will be the upcoming recession. High inflation and “desperate” central banks increasing interest rates are just short selections of minor waves on the surface before the tsunami.
The advantage we grown-up adults have is that this is not the first time this kind of downturn has appeared during our lifetime. In a way, you can rely on your experience and be much better prepared than the younger generations.
Of the five topics that concern senior citizens, the ranking can differ from survey to survey. However, the first one – Healthcare – is always at the top of all lists.
The Most Popular Topics That Concern Senior Citizens
Let’s dive into the list; perhaps you can identify with any of the topics. The truth is that I can relate to all of them. The importance, as well as the ranking, of the topics, varies over time.
Like it or not, when getting older, healthcare is more important than ever before. Not necessarily do you need to suffer from any diseases, but your age requires closer control of your health status.
It’s like your car. The older it gets more maintenance will be needed, and your car could last for many years. The human “engine” reacts the same way.
If you have been in the corporate world for most of your active life, the healthcare issue didn’t bother you too much. Typically insurance paid by the company covers medical costs. When retiring, you suddenly have to pay the fee of this fringe benefit.
No matter the approach you take to this topic, or should I say, health issues, it all comes down to a financial problem. In the U.S., medical debt is the principal reason for bankruptcy.
Getting older, raising insurance premiums, and less financial resources don’t look promising. The only variable of the three mentioned that you could change is the one of financial resources. The other ones are there like fixed components.
Further down, you will get some tips on how to make it.
Most of life is uncertain. The only thing we know for sure is that one day we will die. So, don’t focus on what you can’t change, like death. But work hard on prolonging that critical date as much as you can.
From a scientific point of view, your aging depends on how your trillions of cells are aging. So, let’s go down that path, and see what you can do about it. The way your aging will go depends on how you treat your body. You will find thousands of pieces of advice on the web, but this one from Oak bend Medical Center covers the most essential.
- Drink more water
- Get enough sleep
- Eat more fruits and vegetable
- Eat the “rainbow”
- Cut down on processed foods
- Get away from negative people in your life
- Avoid negativity within yourself
- Avoid trigger foods
- Take your time eating
- Prepare your meals
- Move toward low-calorie and low-fat alternatives
- Stop smoking
- Have healthy snacks on hand
Read the article, and you will get more information behind the curtain of the statements. However, your aging depends on what you eat, how much you exercise, and your sleeping time.
The only extra variable I would like to add is your brain’s stimulation. This can happen in different ways. Your social life is one way, and having an activity you’re passionate about is another and, indeed, an important one.
We all age at different paces, but with age also will come your needs for assistance in different ways. It could help with everything from domestic tasks to help with transportation.
Not all people have family or friends they can rely on. In some countries exist, a public service to cover this kind of tasks at a low cost, while in other places, it is a service to be totally financed by yourself.
Perhaps you have been a very active person earlier in life. To go from a fully independent person to suddenly requiring support can damage your self-esteem.
The advantage of living in a digital environment is that many tasks can be managed through the Internet. Your grocery can easily be ordered online, and with a few clicks, you get all delivered to your door.
I have mentioned this in many of my articles. You will hear me frequently insist on your willingness to be updated on all new digital resources available. They will make your life so much easier.
The first time I experienced the sensation of loneliness was when I retired. After decades in the corporate world, interacting with a huge number of people inside and outside the organization, you felt surrounded by good people.
You have a strict business relationship with some, while with others, the relationship is so tight that you consider them friends. Then comes the date of retirement…and they are all gone! Well, most of them. The number of contacts you still consider friends can easily be limited to two or three.
Let’s face it, this is the reality.
The group of friends outside the business format they are also aging. The circle of friends is step by step, getting smaller.
Being active on social media, such as Facebook, YouTube, and others, can, to a certain point, bridge that loneliness caused by age to something else.
In today’s world, there is no reason to be trapped in loneliness as long as you are willing to do something about it. If you log into my YouTube channel, you will find plenty of different videos dealing with typical senior issues and topics that concern senior citizens in particular.
Many who read this article are grown-up adults already retired or plan to retire soon. We all want to enjoy retirement with a lot of relaxation and leisure. But many seniors instead have to face financial hardship.
Financial security is one of the most critical aspects of retirement. However, often this topic doesn’t get the necessary consideration or be prepared for appropriately. Longevity is increasing, and it can be a severe stress point not being able to cover these extra years financially.
Add to the formula the increasing cost of appropriate health insurance and the cost of assistance when needed, and the future could seem quite cloudy.
At the end of the day, your financial status boils down to four critical cornerstones, according to Bank of America.
- How to pay for health care
- Maintaining an income stream
Saving, debts, and health care are very much given variables you can’t do much about when retiring. It’s something you had to do much earlier. But this is the pure reality in most cases. We do not pay too much attention to those essential topics until “the sh*t hits the fan.”
The only remaining part where you can do something is on the “Income stream.” In many of my previous articles, we have gone through this part to understand “why,” “how,” and “what.” So, let’s skip that part and go straight to the point.
An Extra Income Stream is a Priority of All the Topics That Concern Senior Citizens
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It’s about gaining relevant and up-to-date online money-making skills that will enable you to have more time for your family, travel and explore, and do the things you like with the people you love while living out your true purpose.
“But I’m too old for this.”
…is perhaps your objection.
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