10 Tips to Millennial from Older Adults to Kickstart the New Year

Older people can be a source of wise words and sage advice on dealing with and enjoying life to its fullest. Here are some of the things we can learn from our elders.


Defying Adversity with Courage

Life cannot be about being happy every day; otherwise, how can we fully appreciate the good times? Older people understand that you must take the rough with the smooth and hope that everything works out in the end.

Family Matters

We are all just small points on our ancestors’ lines and knowing who you are and where you come from can help future generations understand their significance. Elderly people in nursing homes are still members of the family, so pay them visits and learn about their lives.

Those Who Don’t Mind Don’t Matter

We will all face criticism at some point in our lives, but we do not have to let it define us. We can choose whose advice and opinions we value, as evidenced by a visit to any nursing home across the country. It is also possible to disagree without harboring grudges or harboring bitterness.

Love Is All You Need

The older generation has been through some difficult times, and they understand the healing and redemptive power of love in all its forms better than most. It is never too late to reach out to loved ones, and regular visits from family and friends, even for the elderly who are mostly dependent on care services, can help to foster strong and loving bonds between generations.

Laughter Is the best Medicine

Nobody reaches old age without having been through several difficulties. A long life is never without painful memories but finding the humor in situations is one of the best ways to cope with them. Many elderly people are known for their ability to laugh in the face of adversity, which is a lesson we can all learn from. A sense of humor can make bad times more bearable and good times more memorable.

Make Time for What Matters

Nobody arrives at their final hours wishing they had spent more time at work, but seniors understand what is essential in life better than most. Even older adults people living in nursing homes can find time to socialize and participate in their favorite activities, so don’t let the years pass you by without stopping to enjoy the flowers along the way.

Never Give Up on Love (At Any Age)

When you’re single and all your friends are married, or you’re just coming out of a terrible breakup or divorce, it’s easy to give up on finding love. Keep an open mind and leave room for love and companionship, no matter what stage of life you’re in.

Never Stop Learning

Seeking out new learning opportunities on a regular basis has enriched the lives of many seniors, including Frieda Falk, who shares her best life-long advice: “Learning new things makes you happy and keeps your mind active.”  As for many, education and insatiable curiosity are the keys to a meaningful life

Travel While You’re Still Young and Capable

Indeed, seizing the moment to travel while you’re young rather than waiting “until the children are grown or you are retired” appears to be the message. Begin working on your bucket list right away.

Listen to Your Elders

People who have lived for generations play an important role in the functioning of our society. Listening to the stories and experiences of previous generations — whether it’s a family member, neighbor, or coworker — can help us understand history and better shape our future.




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