Many of our readers said they would have an interest in academic material that I write as I work toward my doctorate in geriatric psychology. The following article is an adapted version of such writing, so you will notice that it doesn't have my same whimsical approach or opinionated editorial comments. For some crazy reason the professors prefer the bland version, so here you go!).
Naturally, those of you who have been through the Success in Seniors Real Estate courses and coaching programs have already been exposed to some of this material, but it warrants a refresher!
Embracing Late Life Complexities
One might think that as individuals enter the third and fourth ages they would have fewer worries, challenges or problems to face. No longer burdened with childrearing, vocational tasks, or the need to engage in social assimilation, aging can certainly appear appealing to those in middle adulthood, however, just as with each developmental stage of life, later adulthood is not without its challenges (Hargrave & Hanna, 1997).