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December 26, 2016 / compassioninpolitics

Reflections on Happiness and Well-being for the Aged and Elderly

  1. Relationships/Community
  2. Spiritual Practice (Church, Bible Reading, Prayer, Silence/Meditation)
  3. Gratitude
  4. Learning
  5. Creativity/Expression
  6. Exercise/Walking/Running/Active
  7. Nutrition/Water
  8. Community Service/Volunteering
  9. Purpose/Meaning (Goals)
  10. Attitude/Framing
  11. Growth mindset/Change vs. Static Framing
  12. Self-concept/self-esteem

Curious about these:

  • Brain health
  • Perception of independence
  • Music
  • Hope/Future Prospects
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Requisite variety
  • One on one time (see also relationship and caring)
  • Attempt to eliminate any bad (aka watching news or scary movies)
  • Stress
  • Resilience (???)
  • Physical health/Physical pain
  • Self-compassion
  • Forgiveness of others
  • Joy
  • Simple pleasures

Here and here is some additional research on well-being in elderly populations.

This is an action manual of sorts for elderly people for planning their time/weeks/days.


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