This week’s post continues with September’s theme of “Healthy Aging” and looks at it from a spiritual perspective. The author, Steven Salt, is a colleague and Christian Science practitioner who regularly writes about the impact of thought and spirituality on health. Check back on Wednesday, September 26, for a grandfather’s perspective on living life to the fullest.
Birthdays…we’re having more of them than ever in the history of mankind. The number of candles on our birthday cakes is swelling. And there is a growing concern that as we age, we might not be healthy enough to blow them all out. That is a depressing thought.
A demographic tsunami is coming. 7000 Baby Boomers will hit 65 just today. Worldwide, the population of those people over 60 has more than doubled since 1980. By 2050, expect over 2 billion. The implications to health and health care are staggering.
These are all good reasons to think about aging issues in September – Healthy Aging Month. Organizers of the observance call it “a time to reinvent yourself”. But that isn’t as easy as it sounds. Many look back to their salad days as the ideal model when they were at their peak of ability and stamina. Who doesn’t want to try to recapture youth with its promise of vitality and mental acuity?