Website Encourages Thoughts and Ideas on Growing Older in America
That magic “golden” year ““ age 65; it’s a long way off for some and just around the corner for others. What will this new phase look like for the generation soon to join the ranks of seniors or for those who have more time to plan? A video and website recently released by the Home Instead Senior Care® network encourages seniors, those who are soon to be and even others who have many more years to think about it, to share how they see themselves aging.
Omaha, NE (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011
The generation ready to embark on their “golden” years has been writing their own story since day one. After all, they are the generation that led the charge to change the way society looked at so many things from civil and women’s rights to space exploration to technology.
Generations before them may have faced their senior years with apprehension, but not so for these trail-blazers waiting to join the senior ranks. They’ve changed everything else about the world. Now they have the opportunity to change the face of aging.
“Those who are ready to embark on their senior years undoubtedly have just as many innovative ideas about how they see themselves aging as they did about changing the world in their younger years,” said Jeff Huber, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Home Instead Senior Care® network.
That’s why the organization has produced a video and website that provides current and future senior generations with the opportunity to share ideas about aging and how they see themselves living life as they grow older.
“The Home Instead Senior Care organization is collecting ideas from those who watch the video, no matter what their age, and giving them a chance to share their thoughts.” Huber added.
Comments left on the site already show that the generation that had such an impact on society isn’t planning to fade into the background:
“I will strive to be of service to others and share the wisdom of my lifetime of learning.”
“I plan on staying active, being positive, finding joy in new experiences and never being afraid of what lies ahead.”
“I want to grow old embracing every wrinkle.”
“I hope to stay interested and engaged with people of different ages and backgrounds, culture, community and technology.”
“I’d like to be independent as long as I can be, but hope to still have the sense to know when I need assistance.”
“I hope I am able to live at home and to care for myself and my home. That’s the most important thing for me.”
“I will live with responsibility, and putting my life in God’s hands.”
“I will live as I see myself and not as others see me.”
Changing the perception of aging is a goal of the Home Instead Senior Care network. “That’s because Home Instead Senior Care values the contributions that older adults have made to our world,” Huber said. “Many of the comments already posted reflect a desire to age independently and to remain at home,” he added.
“The Home Instead Senior Care organization knows that planning for the senior years is an important key to aging independently and wants to assist seniors and their families in that effort.”
This ongoing website is intended to help the organization lead a national effort to change the face of aging in the U.S. “Regardless of age, here’s a chance to tell it like it is, or like it should be,” Huber said “The network wants to help spread the word.”
For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebBoomers-How-Will-You-/Live/prweb8075065.htm