Born during the mid-century years (Mr. Roger does not want to disclose his exact age), it’s true…I’m getting old! But getting old and being organized…well, that makes me young at heart!
In Martha Stewart‘s latest book, Living the Good Long Life: A Practical Guide to Caring for Yourself and Others, she provides information about growing old gracefully and living life to it’s fullest. Rather than dwelling on the painful aspects of aging, she outlines tips and tricks to stay organized and healthy.
The book isn’t just for “seniors”. Stewart outlines healthy basics for any age. Here are her “Golden Rules”:
1. Eat well
2. Maintain a healthy weight
3. Stay physically active
4. Get quality sleep
5. Wear sunscreen
6. Collaborate with a good primary care physician regularly
7. Find your passion
8. Connect with others
9. Stop complaining
10. Stay curious
But what does Stewart do best? Organize! An organized home pays off in the long run, especially for those of us who hope to “age at home”. The book provides checklists and charts to help you create a safer and healthier home environment.
Assessing your property and making necessary modifications before you’re less agile will also benefit you. Is your home’s layout conducive to aging in place? Do lighting fixtures need to be updated to provide better light in dark areas?
If you (or a loved one) need help with practical strategies to prepare you for the golden years, you’ll want to get your hands on this book.