Research shows that older adults outpace young adults in the quest for happiness. What can we learn from them? From Saturday Night Live’s “Grumpy Old Man” to the clichéd, oddball elderly characters in some literature, stereotypes of older adults permeate our perception of aging. Contrary to cultural commentary and our obsession with youth, a growing body of research shows that older adults are happier than both middle agers and young adults. And considering that adults over 65 …read more
Joy Thomas is a teacher, writer and speaker who lives in Southern California with her husband, two children and guide dog, Roja.