Age and Stress

Older man and woman sitting on a benchAging can bring on a whole set of stressors. Those include the illness or death of a spouse, accidents, health problems, unpleasant side effects of certain medications, poor eating habits, inability to sleep, diminishing eyesight or hearing to name but a few.

In addition, limited physical ability due to joint pain or imbalance can curtail physical exercise or even getting out to church or family activities. The stress is compounded by the fear of further endangering their health through everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning or gardening.