International Day of Older Persons

1st October 2020

Many people have difficulties adjusting to changes that growing old brings. While no one can escape the natural process of growing old, it may be awfully hard to adjust to loses and changes that are an inevitable part of a senior’s life.

Many aging people fear that their health will decline but may reject in-home assistance or refuse to move into an assisted-care facility. Moreover, the fear of loneliness, impaired health, and financial issues often add to stress and anxiety older person experiences.

Understanding your fears is the first step in managing them. Express your feelings. An open conversation about the challenges of adjusting to later life helps discover ways to continue with independent and dignified life for as long as possible.