North York Seniors Centre empowers seniors by providing a broad spectrum of programs and services connecting older adults to their community and assisting them to live safely and independently in their own homes. By doing this, we strengthen SENIORS` SUPERPOWERS!
Get to know six seniors’ supper powers selected to mark this Giving Tuesday on, November 30th.
“As people age, they become more comfortable with themselves and stop wishing they had someone else’s life. At some point, we stop trying to make other people happy and start embracing ourselves for who we are — a real positive of ageing!” (Life Care Services)
SUPERPOWER #2: EMPATHY
“Positive aging research published in the Journals of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences found that overall, late middle-aged adults demonstrate more empathy than other age groups.”
SUPERPOWER #3: STRESS(LESS)
“For many people, everyday life stressors are reduced as their children leave the house, they retire, and they have more time to do the things they really want to do. Compared to younger adults who are still experiencing the uncertainties of life, older adults are sure of themselves and their lives, which results in a reduced amount of stress.”
SUPERPOWER #4: WISDOM
“Wisdom is something that only develops with age. And in some scenarios, it gives older people a decision-making advantage over younger adults, according to a study published in Psychological Science. Wisdom also helps people overcome negative effects of stressors, such as diseases, that are common in late life.”
SUPERPOWER #5: MAKING BETTER DECISIONS
” Among the perks of getting older, seniors tend to make better decisions, are more emotionally stable and become less impulsive than their younger peers, according to research. Older minds tend to better understand the weight of each decision because they know the value of their time, energy and happiness.”
SUPERPOWER # 6: STORYTELLING
“Older adults tend to tell more interesting stories about the past. Instead of giving just the essentials, they’ll include interesting details that bring listeners into the story with them. They also can pull from a trove of experiences younger people don’t have, simply because they’ve lived longer.”
About Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it marks the opening day of the giving season. Happening this year on Tuesday, November 30th, GivingTuesday is a day for Canadians to join together and rally for causes important to them.
THIS GIVINGTUESDAY DONATE TO NYSC.
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*Source: Life Care Services