Welcome Seniors. Meet Hannah Pollyanna Billi Brown who will be gracing our pages often:
I nicknamed my indomitable Mother “Hannah Pollyanna Billi Brown”, a combination of names she had used over her lifetime spanning 95 years. She always saw life as a cup half full as any Pollyanna would, and into her 80s told me enthusiastically that: “life begins at 70.” Also into her 80s she volunteered at the local “old” folks home until she quit one day saying she tired of hearing about their aches and pains. It was all too negative for someone who believed that life truly does begin at 70!
I have often wondered about my Mother’s mindset, positive as it was, how she maintained it even in difficult times, how she maintained her enthusiasm for her various interests into her 90s when she still loved make-up, costume jewellry and attending Zoomba classes..how she kept going, how she dealt with the challenges of aging…Here we’ll examine and promote ideas and things which can make a positive difference both mentally and physically in the life of any senior.
We want to offer enhancements to aging
We live in a youth worshipping culture. That might never change but what can be changed is our attitude toward aging, that instead of viewing it as the end of the line, alternatively see it as a culmination of experiences and learning that can be ongoing and passed down. If you have ever been a family custodian for a parent, you know that all too often seniors become invisible, are made to feel irrelevant and can be resented for any healthcare resources they may require. Ageism prevails in North American society. Those attitudes die hard but we hope to help change that by offering aids both mental and physical which can contribute to quality of life for any senior.
The goal of The Senior Lifestyle is to inform about options: in mobility, healthy living, hobbies, fitness, healthy mindset and maintaining a positive outlook into our 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond…living as best we can in our senior years.
We too will be learning as we embark on this exploration of senior territory and look forward to making this journey together with you.
All the best,