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Seniors: Choosing Isolation or Association

Feb 18th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Depending on your own nature, choosing between isolation and association becomes a variable for seniors as we age. We are met with the desire for peace, tranquility, reduced tension, and as little fret as possible. That would seem to argue for isolation, i.e. being set apart and left alone.

The other option is to be constantly occupied, busy, involved. Having something to do, someone around, some dynamic to stir the pot of energy or creating a synergy of activity are the desired means for behavior.

Neither is the “best choice.” As in most cases, what works for some doesn’t work for others. And, it is likely that many, maybe most, will want to develop a blend of balanced activity and quietude