We can’t all be ‘super-agers’, so why is accepting help such a hard pill to swallow?
When Bette Davis said “Old age ain’t for sissies”, she hit the nail on the head. It’s not all smooth sailing. The truth is, ageing is a bit of a bumpy road for many of us and it’s not always one that can be navigated alone.
But there seems to be this idea that you’re either a ‘super-ager’ or you’re a failure. As if it’s not normal to expect that there’ll be a few adjustments along the way. Like wearing hearing aids or a pair of glasses, or using a walker for a bit of help with stability and getting on your feet.