Adult children factor into senior’s attitudes as well. Adult kids who still need the financial help of their old parents are a drag for everybody. Or, the adult children who simply still use mom and dad for merely babysitting or solving life’s crises take a bit of the spark out of the senior years as well.
Now let’s go back to my 96 year old friend. Recently her family invited her to go on a vacation with them for a couple of weeks. They said, “Mom, we are going to rent a condo for vacation and we want you to go with us on vacation and cook for us.” She smiled. She thanked them but said, “I don’t want to do that.” There, in that one sentence could be the secret to happy senior adult living – longevity with the independence to still make choices. Good luck!