Acceptance Plays Role in Aging Well

Hanns Pieper, professor of gerontology at the University of Evansville, contends the factors that contribute to aging well are enough money, good health and acceptance.  While having enough money and health to live comfortably speak for themselves, he says that learning to embrace the things aging allows us to do will help older adults find happiness in their later years.  Struggling against the aging process, lamenting what is lost, is counter-productive.  “Mostly [anxiety] just uses up energy worrying about things that never happen and about which we can do little,” said Pieper. “Life is what we do in the here and now.”
Courier Press, September 25, 2011

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