Humans are creatures of habit. We live our lives on schedule, repeating our actions again and again.
So often seniors are forced to give up the things they enjoy most in their lives because their bodies can’t keep up.
For instance, your dad may enjoy his weekly poker game with friends. But his arthritis prevents him from the typical tasks it takes to ready his home when it’s his turn to host, and he’s nervous about driving outside of his local neighborhood.
Or perhaps your mom enjoys her weekly exercise classes but no longer feels comfortable driving at night. Her schedule is too complicated to work into your routine, and you’re both becoming more anxious about her driving after dark.
The ability to continue with weekly activities greatly improves the quality of life. A person’s happiness and well-being depend on doing what we enjoy doing.