Aging With Gusto!


During the Vital Aging weekend, people over 60 had an opportunity to respond to statements about the aging process. If they agreed with the statement, they placed a post it note next to the statement.

  1. People over 60 are happier than those in middle age. Is this true for you?
  2. People over 60 tend to be closer to God than any other age group. Is this true for you?
  3. Do you feel you deal with hardship/disappointments because you have been there before?
  4. Are you more comfortable being yourself because you no longer have to prove yourself to others?
  5. Do you have more time for family and friends?
  6. Do you have time to pursue a dream or a passion that you have put on hold?
  7. People over 60 volunteer at a higher rate than any other age group. Is this true for you?
  8. Elders have confronted their flaws and learned to forgive others. Do you feel you have more emotional stability than in the past?
  9. As you look at your life, do you have a sense of accomplishment

The statement that had the most responses was #3. Second place went to #2 and #7. And in last place was #6.  How would you respond to these statements? Several good conversations emerged from this process.