As we age and reach retirement there are many things to look forward to and enjoy. You might have read our previous blog about the best parts of getting older. After retirement people have the opportunity to enjoy pastimes they may have previously had to put aside due to work, raising a family, etc. It is also the ideal time to learn something new like a hobby or activity that’s always sparked an interest.
At Parc Communities, we encourage and promote a confident, healthy outlook on life, and we love hearing good news about aging. Recent research suggests older adults display more positive emotion than their younger counterparts. In an article published in the August issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science, researchers explore the reasoning behind positive emotions of older adults. Derek Isaacowitz of Northeastern University suggests older adults may be better at regulating emotion than younger people. Rather than focusing on negative material, older adults tend to focus on positive material.
Our Parc residents enjoy the best parts of life through great relationships, diverse activities, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the independence to live the life they choose. The researchers think there is a casual relationship between finding the good in life and a person’s mood. Therefore, focusing on the positive seems to be helpful overall for seniors.
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