BY RON BARNETT, SOUTHGREY.CA –
Many people are quick to think of growing older in a negative light. Although there certainly are some side effects of aging that one may wish to avoid, people may find that the benefits of growing older outweigh the negatives.
Seniors are a rapidly growing segment of the population. Statistics Canada reports that in July 2015 estimates indicated that, for the first time in the country's history, there were more people aged 65 years and older in Canada than there were children aged 0 to 14 years. Nearly one in six Canadians (16.1%) was at least 65 years old.
With so many people living longer, it's time to celebrate the perks of getting older rather than focus on the drawbacks. Here are some great benefits to growing old.
Growing older may involve gray hair or wrinkling skin, but there are many positive things associated with aging.
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