5 Things Seniors Can Be Thankful For


This time of year, we look forward to focusing our attention on the many reasons we have to be thankful. But all too often, as we age and experience difficult life circumstances, we lose sight of the things we have to be grateful for. Sometimes, it’s nice to have a reminder of the things seniors can be thankful for, no matter how big or how small they may be, because a little hope and appreciation can instantly lift your spirits, brighten your mood, and help you live a more purpose-driven and fulfilled life.

Here are five things seniors can be thankful for this November, and all year long:

  1. Family and Friends. Throughout your life, there have been friends and family members who have supported and encouraged you along the way. While the people in your life may change over the years, seniors can be thankful for the time spent with loved ones and for opportunities to continue to strengthen their relationships with friends, old and new. If you’re retired, you may find that you have more time to dedicate to family and friends. If you reside in an assisted living community, like Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach, you regularly have opportunities to meet new people and make new friends, and that’s something to be thankful for, too!
  2. Life Experiences/Memories. Each year of life brings with it another year of experiences. Perhaps you have memories of great life accomplishments or remarkable, life-changing events. Perhaps you remember fondly your trip to Hawaii or being a bowling league champion? Being thankful for all of your good, bad, past or present experiences can elicit feelings of gratitude, because without these experiences, you wouldn’t be who you are today.
  3. Medical Advancements. Something seniors can be thankful for are advancements in the medical field. With new scientific discoveries and technological improvements happening every day, older adults are able to live longer, healthier lives. Many seniors are currently benefiting from new medications, procedures, and treatments that are due to recent advances in the medical field. Living longer, healthier lives is something we can all be thankful for!
  4. Hobbies and Nature. During your golden years, you may want to take notice of the little things you have to be thankful for, like your favorite hobbies and being surrounded by nature. Hobbies are a great way to relax while doing something you enjoy. Strolling through the park, taking a trip to the beach, gardening, or enjoying a day of fishing are some of the many hobbies that have an added benefit of nature and beautiful surroundings. Being thankful for hobbies and nature can help clear your mind, provide a moment of mental relief, and inspire you to be a grateful person every day.

This November, no matter your age, be sure to take time to recognize all the things you have to be thankful for. Here at Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach, we are thankful for our amazing residents and staff members.

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