Why We Should Celebrate Our Age

Aging is a natural and beautiful aspect of life. With it comes wisdom, growth, memories, and more – all are things worth appreciating and celebrating on our birthday. Whether you are spending the day with family, or with friends in Settlers Retirement Village in Auckland, there are plenty of things that you should be celebrating.

Gratitude

Getting older can make you realise how lucky you are to have lived the life you’ve had, and prioritise making every day count. Birthdays can be a great opportunity to stop for minute and say a little thank you to your body and mind for getting you to this point in your life. You may have travelled the world, or watched your children and grandchildren grow up, or helped someone out in a time of need. No matter how you choose to live your life, each day is a gift to be thankful for.

Wisdom

With age comes wisdom. Throughout your life you would have had many experiences that taught you lessons about the world, and the struggles and journeys we encounter as we move through it. Simply living can be one of the greatest educational experiences, and now you have that knowledge to share with the younger generations, to help them get through their own trials and tribulations. Although they may not always follow your advice, everybody can learn when wisdom is shared.

Perspective

As we age, we gain perspective on our lives and the journey we took to get to where we are today. You’ll know not to sweat the small stuff, and you’ll be able to refocus your energy into what is truly important. By cutting out all the little anxieties that held you back in your younger years, you can live with a newfound confidence and lust for life that makes everyday exciting. By the time we reach our senior years, we have a wealth of experience to guide us, and we can confidently face whatever life brings our way.

Freedom

With retirement comes a lot of freedom. What you do with your time is up to you! You can learn a new hobby, make some new friends, spend all your time relaxing, or helping others. Think about something you have always wanted to do. Now’s the time to get it done! At Settlers accommodation for seniors, we have plenty of activities you can join in on, with a pool, library, building shed, croquet and bowls facilities, all just waiting for you to have some fun.

Its time to celebrate at Settlers

Aging isn’t something to be feared, it’s something to be embraced! The years of experience you’ve gathered turn into confidence when it comes to making decisions, approaching challenges, making friends, or overcoming obstacles. Birthdays provide a great opportunity to reflect, but also to come together as a family or community to mark a special event. Our Albany retirement villages are a perfect place to meet new friends who can relate and celebrate alongside you. Contact us today to see how Settlers Lifestyle Villages could enrich your life today.