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Enhanced independence

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Another reason that a sense of purpose grows in significance as one grows older is that one’s sense of purpose and self-worth can morph as life changes. One’s personal purpose changes since the first entry-level job until the final departure from full time work upon retirement. A healthy individual reflects and adjusts their goals for personal fulfillment as situations change. However, many people become overcome when their previous self-identification such as their position at work or role as a spouse is dramatically altered. Sometimes things get a little blurry. ...Read the rest...

Independence – a feeling of autonomy

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Independence is more than just physicality; it is also a feeling. Being out of control is not comfortable. There is something calming about feeling like your life is under control….and under your own personal control. Thus, the feeling of autonomy or self-rule is important to a sense of independence. ...Read the rest...

​ What defines independence?

Thursday, July 12, 2018

As previously stated in this month’s blog and within significant reports related to seniors, older Americans are getting older, of course,….and comprise a greater segment of America’s population. It has been estimated that the aging population will soon double; and by the year 2030, 20% of the US population will be 65 or older (US Census). Until some medical breakthroughs, the natural consequence of the aging of America is an increase in chronic conditions. Dependent upon the type or severity of a chronic condition, the functional independence of an older adult may be diminished or even threatened.Is that true or just an assumption? ...Read the rest...

Celebrating independence

Thursday, July 05, 2018

July Fourth is a day for celebrating independence – our independence from the British empire.Independence always makes me think about our population and their focus on independence or maintaining their independence. We often hear our guests comment, “I want to be able to remain independent.” What does that mean and why is it so important to older adults? ...Read the rest...


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