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How do older people in your life define wellbeing? How do younger people?

How do older people in your life define wellbeing? How do younger people? How do you?

Have a conversation with an older relative or friend to understand how they feel about themselves, their life, their situation. How do they feel they are doing? Are they happy? Can they do what they want to do? Do they feel overwhelmed or in control? What part of their lives gives them pleasure, a sense of peace or contentment? You might also want to reach out to family or unpaid caregivers you might know, in your family or circle of friends. What might they say wellbeing and ageing means to them? Check out our Interview Kit for some more questions and tips to get started.

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I sat down with Ms. H. to get acquainted before touring her home to determine whether or not the nonprofit organization I was representing could help her with any of her housing needs  She helped me far more.

I sat down with Ms. H. to get acquainted before touring her home to determine whether or not the nonprofit organization I was representing could help her with any of her housing needs She helped me far more.

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A personality research claims that anxiety and narcissism reduces over time. In addition, phychologist E. Tory Higgins argues that the notion of well-being increases at the last stage of life.

A personality research claims that anxiety and narcissism reduces over time. In addition, phychologist E. Tory Higgins argues that the notion of well-being increases at the last stage of life.

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Integrating nature in man life could bring the sense of belonging, identity, meaning and a clear aim that are also real for persons that retreat. We can build a hybrid society, using nature and the modern (industrial and digital) world.

Integrating nature in man life could bring the sense of belonging, identity, meaning and a clear aim that are also real for persons that retreat. We can build a hybrid society, using nature and the modern (industrial and digital) world.

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When do you know when a person gets "old"? In some countries, old people are those that retire at age 65. In others, life might be just restarting. Redefining the concept of old would allow us to unleash the value that older generations bring.

When do you know when a person gets "old"? In some countries, old people are those that retire at age 65. In others, life might be just restarting. Redefining the concept of old would allow us to unleash the value that older generations bring.

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older people i have seen in my aura have known the fact that perceiving wellbeing is a pragmatic term because no two minds are same so that is why everyone has a unique pattern. my way of wellbeing : REexperience

older people i have seen in my aura have known the fact that perceiving wellbeing is a pragmatic term because no two minds are same so that is why everyone has a unique pattern. my way of wellbeing : REexperience

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How can we incorporate technology to our seniors with simple reminders of taking their medications, appointments, eating, and exercising.
I found this video on this clock radio that allows you to record your voice to your family member on reminders.

How can we incorporate technology to our seniors with simple reminders of taking their medications, appointments, eating, and exercising. I found this video on this clock radio that allows you to record your voice to your family member on reminders.

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Community is important to us all - Bob's Diner and the Liar's Club are just one example of the importance of friends and shared stories at any age.

Community is important to us all - Bob's Diner and the Liar's Club are just one example of the importance of friends and shared stories at any age.

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How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age? This book is meant to help answer this question. It is a guide on some important actions you can take that can help to transform your core sense of well being.

How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age? This book is meant to help answer this question. It is a guide on some important actions you can take that can help to transform your core sense of well being.

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I had a chance to visit with my grandmother this weekend. She is, simply put, the most inspiring person I knew. At 93, I wanted to ask her about getting older and life. Our audio interview didn't pan out, but here are some notes from our chat.

I had a chance to visit with my grandmother this weekend. She is, simply put, the most inspiring person I knew. At 93, I wanted to ask her about getting older and life. Our audio interview didn't pan out, but here are some notes from our chat.

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The famous Grand-Mother cookbook with many loosing pages and notes are fantastic documents and confirmation of the lifestyle of our grandparents. Those recipes are valuable treasures as they are bookmarks of our own stories.

The famous Grand-Mother cookbook with many loosing pages and notes are fantastic documents and confirmation of the lifestyle of our grandparents. Those recipes are valuable treasures as they are bookmarks of our own stories.

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My mom is bored now that her nest is empty. She's always been great at sketching and wants to start designing clothes. I think gamifying projects and new hobbies would help keep her and other grandparents busy and happy.

My mom is bored now that her nest is empty. She's always been great at sketching and wants to start designing clothes. I think gamifying projects and new hobbies would help keep her and other grandparents busy and happy.

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Yes, it's a Brad Pitt flick, but for me it provided an immense amount of insight as the movie strives to redefine perceptions of what it is to be "young" and "old".  For me, it was a way to re-examine ageism and independence.

Yes, it's a Brad Pitt flick, but for me it provided an immense amount of insight as the movie strives to redefine perceptions of what it is to be "young" and "old". For me, it was a way to re-examine ageism and independence.

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