What do you do when you reach 50s onwards to your old age and eventual death?
Here’s excerpts of advice from a geriatrics expert, Dr. V. Seehan:
“Between age 50s and the time of death, it is advisable to use the money you have saved. Use it and enjoy it.
Don’t save it for those who have no idea about the sacrifices you made to obtain it.
Remember there’s nothing more revolting than a son or daughter-in-law coming up with pet advice on how to spend your hard earned savings.
🚩 Warning: This may also be a bad time for high-risk investments or time/energy-consuming businesses, even if they sound wonderful or safe.
They may only bring unnecessary problems, stress, and anxieties that can shorten your life span or harm your health.
It’s time for you to enjoy life.
🚩Stop worrying about your children and grandchildren’s financial situation, and don’t feel bad about spending your money on yourself.
You cared for them for many years, and taught them what you can.
You gave them education, food, shelter and support.
Its now their responsibility to make their own support or money.
🚩Keep a healthy life, without much physical effort.
Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and sleep plenty.
It’s easy to get sick at this age and it becomes harder to stay healthy.
This is why you need to stay fit and be mindful of your medical and physical needs.
Stay in touch with your doctor, get medical checkups even when you think you are feeling good.
Please take care of your health.
🚩 Always buy the best, the most beautiful items to treat yourself.
The key is to enjoy your money with your partner.
One day one of you will miss each other, and money will not bring you any comfort; so, enjoy it together.
🚩 Don’t stress over the small things.
You have overcome so much in life. You have good memories and bad memories, but what matters is the present.
Don’t let the past strain you and don’t let the future intimidate you. Feel good in the present.
🚩Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style.
You have developed your own sense of what suits you so keep it and be proud of yourself. It is part of who you are.
🚩 Always stay up to date: read newspapers, follow the news.
Go online and read what people are saying.
Make sure you have an active e-mail account and try to use some of those social media.
You’ll be surprised by the old friends you run into.
🚩 Respect the young generation and their opinions.
They may not have the same ideas as you, but they are the future and will take the world on their way.
Give advice, not criticize, and try to remind them that yesterday’s wisdom still applies today.
Never use the phrase: “In our time.”
Your time is NOW.
As long as you’re alive, you’re part of the NOW or present.
🚩Some people embrace their golden years, while others become bitter.
Life is too short to waste days on sad or negative moments.
Spend your time with positive and joyful people and your days will look and feel much better.
🚩 Don’t stress about having to live with your kids or grandkids.
Of course, being around family seems great, but we all need our privacy too.
They need theirs and you need yours.
Do it only if you feel lonely and really need help or you really don’t want to live alone.
🚩 Don’t give up your hobbies.
If you don’t have one, make new ones.
You can travel, hike, cook, read, dance.
You can adopt a cat or dog, grow a kitchen garden, play cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, golf etc.
🚩Talk to people politely and try not to complain or criticize too much.
Try to accept people or situations as they are, especially when you feel you can’t do anything about it.
🚩 Pain and discomfort go hand in hand with age.
Try not to dwell on those hurts but accept them as part of life.
🚩If someone has offended you, forgive them.
If you have offended anyone apologize.
Don’t carry negative feelings around, no matter who was right.
It only serves to make you sad and destroy you needlessly.
Someone once said: “Holding a grudge is like eating poison and expecting the other person to die.”
Don’t take this poison.
Forgive, forget and move on with your life.
🚩 Laugh. Remind yourself you are blessed.
You’ve managed to have a long life.
Many never make it to this age and some never get to live a full life like yours.
My dear friends, enjoy a quiet life at this stage in your life… Don’t stress yourself out… be happy !!”