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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by shakambari, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi,

    Sometimes old age frightens us...

    With shrinking families and incomes -

    Rising costs of living and medicare -

    How do you make old age interesting and worth living ????

    Let me try to list out a few ideas I have and plan to use

    when I am a senior citizen (not too far)...

    1.Have cordial relationships with your friends,relatives and neighbours...

    2.Treat your DILs and Sons as good friends from Day 1...then they may make you feel wanted during your twilight years...

    3.Do not differenciate between your daughters and DILs-In short be a MOTHER IN LOVE_ not a MONSTER IN LAW...

    4.Always keep your property etc. in your name- work to maintain a healthy bank balance keeping inflation in mind...

    5.Cultivate healthy habits-eat healthy,exercise healthy-rest healthy.

    6.Dont worry too much for you children- they are not babies after all,
    QUE SERA SERA!

    7.Throw away old bickerings,old feuds,old strains on relationships-
    what is the use of taking them to the grave with you?
    They are only unwanted baggage that will make the rest of your days bitter.

    8.Be flexible and adjustible if you live in your children's place... after you are not the real boss of the house though they may be kind enough to make you feel so...

    9.Try to cultivate new hobbies or enliven old ones -they help you stay relaxed...

    10.Have a hefty Medical insurance.

    11. Have your medical records ready and at a reachable place.

    12.Do not brush aside your Doctor's advice.

    13.Try to keep the company of youngsters-It is contagious to you! abd your company is beneficial to them...

    14.Try to catch up with technology-learn to SMS,TWEET,and Chat..

    15.Never Crib-It chases people away from you...

    Will come up with more tips...
    and do please share your valuable inputs...
     
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  2. iyerviji

    iyerviji IL Hall of Fame

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    Shakambari dear nice tipes , wil l come back later
     
  3. jayam1010

    jayam1010 New IL'ite

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    Very usefuk points.They will definitily help senior citizens and make life better if followed .
    Thank you shaka.
     
  4. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    Thank you Viji and Jaya for your valuable fbs.
     
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    Padhmu IL Hall of Fame

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    useful tips shakambari. As you say, we are marching towards that stage. thanks for sharing.
     
  6. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    Thank you ,Usha...

    As you say we are all going to be senior citizens in more or less than a decade or so-

    so let us sink these tips into ourselves-they may help making us better and happier seniors.
     
  7. kaluputti

    kaluputti Gold IL'ite

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    Very useful thread, Shakambari, and practical tips indeed, though I would like to add some.

    We can list out things which we had always wanted to do, but didn't find the time, like you said taking up a hobby, visiting a place etc., etc.

    More importantly, it is better to turn inward, once our responsibilities are over.Taking to spirituality, can take care of a lot the issues you have touched.You can also call it 'God' ward! Being a senior is the right time when we realise how limited we are as human beings.We become sensitive to others, as to ourselves.It helps, wherever we are, to do everything unattached.
     
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    Coffeelover Platinum IL'ite

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    Brilliant Post, Shakambari.
    It is hard to follow #2 and # 6.After all we are human. Being a classic woman ( I don't like to call myself "senior), I am working on #7. We are all moving towards "Classic Stage' weather you like it or not. But it is wonderful time.

    All of your points are excellent. I have met few women in my age who complains about their husbands more than the DILs. I would appreciate if they get along with their husbands and enjoy the remaining 40 years. Look at our friend Viji Iyer and she adjusts her life with her DH and go out every where and be supportive of him. She is great example. I am also trying to do it.

    If you don't mind, the point #! should be "Log into Indus Global Ladies Everyday". hahaha.
    Thanks.
    CL
    P.S. ( I got the name classic woman form Classic coke.")
     
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  9. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    Good points,Kaluputti...
    Travel will be great fun provided you have the right partner...good health...and finances...

    Spirituality and "TURNING GODWARDS" is a good suggestion too...it elevates you from frivolous bickerings and heartaches...
     
  10. shakambari

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    Wonderful analysis CL...
    These clauses maybe difficult to follow but -learning to follow them is a vaccine to some old age probs....
    And...Managing or getting along with spouse helps a lot
    -bcoz he/she is going to stay with you 24/7 (retirement hah!)

    Ofcourse IL -ing!
     

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