Increased Happiness in Later Life

October 19, 2007 at 7:57 pm 1 comment

A recent LA Times article stated that “older people are many times happier in their older life.”  Among other reasons, the report cites life experience, freedom of choices, and appreciation for the remaining years ahead.  Finally, the article suggests that younger audiences can learn from older adults about happiness strategies. 

Does this article suggest possibilities for intergenerational activities?  If so, what are some models or ideas that may be successful?

Full Article: Emotionally, the Best May Be Yet to Come, LA Times – October 15, 2007

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  • 1. gloria coles  |  October 22, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    I recently read this item from a entry from a blog at the New York Times that seemed enough to make some women happy:
    “Evolution”s Secret Weapon. Are grandmothers an evolutionary necessity? The basic idea is that an end to a woman’s reproductive years allows her to channel her energy and resources into caring for her children and grandchilodren, thereby providing her descendants with a survival advantage. Well, this idea should make older women very happy as it specifies an important and vital function in society for them. Do grandfathers have this opportunity?

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