In USA, immediately you turned 55 years of age, you are a senior citizen.
Although, you would not be collecting your social security benefits until you are 62 years of age.
The fact remains you are a senior citizen at 55
Listen to the advice below:
CANDID ADVICE TO SENIOR CITIZENS_*🤠
Every aged person must agree there is need for extra personal well-being.
- Avoid sleeping alone at night in the room.
- Don’t ever lock yourself up alone in your room at night.
- Where your spouse is not available, get somebody to stay with you, especially at night.
- Don’t be too busy/tired to take your drug(s), especially before retiring to bed.
- Take to your Doctor’s directive/advice, especially on what to eat or not what to eat or do.
- Ageing is not a sickness, it’s a natural process.
- Avoid loneliness at all cost.
8 Make yourself happy, no matter the circumstances, because life goes on with or without you.
- Reach out to people or places of interest, for as long as your strength could carry/allow you.
- Be less rigid/ conservative about issues and circumstances.
- Make people around you happy, but not at the expense of your joy.
- Chase wealth less, rather, love to enjoy that much you have stored up over time.
- Be prayerful and less materialistic.
- Be grateful to God at all times.
- Make the effort to take walks early in the morning to renew your ageing body🚶🏽🚶🏽🚶🏽
- Avoid eating after 6:30 pm and where you feel very hungry in the night, eat fruits only and drink a lot of water.
God bless you 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽Nature is not kind to men who did not cater for their old ages when they were young .
Build your own house where you will live in your old age .
Build businesses that will feed you in your old age .
Create conveniences that will engage you in your old age .
Build friendship and goodwill that will serve you in your old age .
Right now , start to be relevant in your mosque or Church and community so you could be reckoned with in your old age.
- Old age could be very lonely and agonising for men who did not plan for it.
- May you not become a liability on your children in your old age .
- May your children not wish you an early death when they can’t manage you again in your old age .
An old age without penny in your pocket is a slow, agonising death sentence !
Be warned now…!
There are three categories of people you cannot do without as we are growing older , your family , people in your place of worship and childhood friends , who include your Old School mates .
Friends , take it or leave it, at 60 and above , loneliness kills because the children you are working hard for now will go their ways to raise their own immediate families and pursue their own destinies , just as we did now . At that time it’s these people in these 3 – categories that take away loneliness and keep your company .
Please, out of your busy schedule , set time out to say HI ! to your real – old – age – cure – against – loneliness . In the 3- categories , the only one that knows you better and can relate with you down to heart are your childhood friends .
So why are you feeling too big or inferior to come along ? It’s not possible we’ll all be at the same level . Some will be very rich , moderate and some poor – that is the beauty and misery of life. Some will be so educated , while some will still be Secondary school certificate holders .
If you are up , bring others that are willing up , and if you are down , never bring those that are up down with your mouth or attitude .
At close to 50 years and above , you have 10 to 15 years of active working life.
Stop saying I am this, I am that . Flow into other people’s lives and let then flow into yours .
Respect friendship and value relationship .
Let us pass this to all friends on our contacts , Rich or Poor .
You can’t exhibit pride . Live simple .