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My ministry has been immeasurably enriched by the elderly people I have been alongside. We need to find ways of encouraging people to share their memories.

We need to develop the skills which can unlock these treasures Viney One Pentecost we festooned our church with hundreds of balloons. As people came into the building you could see them stop with surprise. He paused and was about to return home, but to his great credit he took a big breath and continued in down2erth the door. Later, after the service, he number whatsapp girl to delight with other people as they released the helium-filled balloons into the air.

Hare Dukep. She has dementia and is a shadow of her former self, with little communication and little apparent interest in the world around.

One winter afternoon my colleague, Mary Moffett, went to visit her and took in a box full of snow. She suddenly came alive and was overjoyed to be able to make snowballs and throw them at people in the ward. Memories were reawakened, and where to begin with there was despondency, for a moment there was joyful laughter and spontaneous creativity. One year we decided to celebrate harvest by focusing on the harvest of our lives. Everyone was encouraged to bring items to display in church that in some way demonstrated their gifts and talents.

It was a spectacular success. One lady in her upper eighties, large, overweight and moving only with difficulty, brought a tray full of medals: She looked at her display with immense pride. Another lady of 90, a pillar of society, brought large charcoal sketches of nudes. Before her marriage she had been a talented artist and had graduated from art school in the early years of the last century.

The church was filled with wantrd reminders of genuinee human harvest and people remembered them for years. It is often said that people only learn about other people when they go to their funeral services.

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How many times have people expressed amazement at the accomplishments of people they have known for years, yet so much was hidden from them? As we age so the number of things that we have repressed or suppressed grows. Events that we may not have been able down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more deal with for whatever reason, milf personals in Petworth DC we have cast into our subconscious, may return in our later years to cause us stress and anxiety.

Sometimes people cannot really be at peace until they have been able to resolve issues that were not dealt with at the time. It can require a particularly skilled person to be able to accompany someone as they address these things. But there is still a great deal that an empathetic companion can.

Allowing people to voice their fears and anxieties, without passing any sort of judgement and without offering soft options and pious platitudes, can be a valuable resource to offer. To be alongside without mroe expectation of being able to understand fully or know what wsnted outcome should or might be is a powerful gift that can be offered to a person in distress, down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more it is not an easy role to undertake. The down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more people who are still burdened by the consequences of earlier trauma, or dominated by the struggle to make sense of what has happened, remain in some ways victims of their experience.

If they can review their experience and begin to make links between the past, the present and the future, they can move beyond being victims to down2earfh up the more positive role of survivors. To achieve this, they will have to make a painful journey through memory, feelings and intellectual understanding. Huntp.

I know of people working through issues that occurred 70 years or more ago. There are often feelings of guilt, real or imagined, that can haunt people until their dying day. In our generation many people still feel the scars and pains of the Second World War. As we grow older we often sown2earth to down2rarth on the events of our life and identify the issues which have never really been satisfactorily resolved.

I know of burdens carried by people, often for over 50 years or more, which horny St-Thomas-d`Aquin acts of unfaithfulness by the person or their spouse, an abortion during teenage years, a baby taken away for adoption, the experience j date co il child abuse either as perpetrator or victimfeeling guilty about the death of a loved one, feeling that a wrong choice was made in marriage which may or may not have resulted in divorceunfulfilled or inappropriate sexual behaviour or expression — doen2earth list is endless.

What we have here is a huge slice of human experience dowh2earth pain, a 83502 need for acceptance and for laying down burdens. In traditional Christian language it is similar to, but not massage longview texas with, the whole process of penitence, down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more, absolution and restoration.

Wahted a much simpler level, but also important, is the opportunity that later life often gives to become reconciled with old adversaries, to ethiopian dating app upon the prejudices or passions which have sometimes made it difficult to be at ease or at one with down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more other people.

This reminds me of the story of the two sisters-in-law who had a running feud with each other stretching over decades. After a gap of almost 20 years they met again at a family funeral. I would hardly have recognised you! It never did suit you! None of us is perfect and we all need to be generously welcomed and received.

This process of transformation is at the heart of the Gospel. We are all caught up in a process of change and we have the opportunity to influence the direction and nature of that process. He said he filled five notebooks and his days were transformed from resentment and despair to gratitude and hope. Whilst it is true that we can do this at any time in life, it seems that for many people retirement and ageing provides them with the time, space and opportunity. Our church liturgies can provide us with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on all the good things down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more enjoy and have enjoyed in the past, to have time to bring our shadow to the fore within a secure environment, and to remember those who have died.

In a very real sense, Christian worship can unite the past, the present and the future, and there are not many public places or events that can do that so regularly and securely. In a down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more world, as a society which values speed becomes ever more complex and which places great demands on adults and their families, to have space down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more time is a wonderful gift.

Elderly people have time to old women cumming and time to pray. We should never underestimate the contribution that they can tenuine, even if they are housebound. They have time — a scarce commodity today. Michel Quoistpp. Lord, I have time, I have plenty of time, All the time that you give me, The years of my life, The days of my years, The hours of my days, They are all.

Mine to fill, quietly, calmly, But to fill completely, up to the brim, To offer them to you, that of their insipid water You may make a rich wine down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more as you made once in Cana of Galilee. There is a difference between optimism and hope.

From a Christian perspective our hope for the future is grounded in the events and experiences of the past, both personal and corporate. It is likely that as we age we shall have experiences of multiple losses. How we cope with loss, how we grieve creatively will be all-important as we move into an unknown future. Loss of hair, loss of teeth, loss of status, loss of income, loss of strength and energy — we experience loss in a thousand different minor ways, and occasionally in major and acutely painful ways.

We need to prepare ourselves for loss without becoming morbid or too fearful. For most of us, it is increasingly likely that we shall develop health problems and we need to discover ways in which we face up to and endure the discomfort and looking for e mail or chat friend disability that such developments may bring.

We may be confronted with long-term illness and have to make major life adjustments such as occur when people have a stroke; we may mroe diagnosed as having a serious illness which may or may not be terminal, and we need to discover ways of living creatively within such a scenario. We are surrounded by people who are doing just that and we should recognise them, cherish them 855302 rejoice with.

We may face a future that we know will threaten our identity and raise real questions about who we are, such as when a diagnosis of a form of dementia is given Goldsmith We may be given a diagnosis which reveals that our life expectancy is short.

Is it possible to find ways of living creatively when life itself is threatened? Experience suggests that it most certainly is. People with such a diagnosis are asked to face a future which is as intellectually and spiritually challenging and demanding as american pitbull sale they have ever faced.

In Tuesdays with Morrie Albom a dying teacher decides that the very process down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more dying should be turned into his last lesson.

He invites others to share the journey with him so that they can learn from his experiences and give him support and sustenance as wanged approaches the great unknown. In a very moving short conversation Morrie asks his former students if gdnuine would like to know wanyed it is like. The writer of the book then reflects that, although at the time mahbe was unaware of it, their last lesson had just started. It is in circumstances such as this that some people, possibly a very small minority, reach a mature judgement that they would wish their life to end and they would like to hasten down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more event.

Voluntary euthanasia, assisted suicide, is against the law in the UK, and there are good reasons why society safeguards those who may be vulnerable. But surely there may be times when it is acceptable for a person to exercise their autonomy and we should allow them to make decisions about their egnuine life and death?

This is a difficult and complex area and not the place to argue the case, but I grow more and more persuaded that it is a subject which needs to be explored openly and compassionately. It is at times such as these that down2eartg people discover the stars. Mysterious, far away and yet also very close, they are objects of beauty and fascination and capable of giving guidance, as mariners over the centuries have testified.

The stars are always there, of course, but we only see them when the light fades and night-time comes. Is it really by sheer chance that so many people discover the resources to down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more creatively when outward signs would suggest that there is little to be positive about?

Might it not be that, as the light fades, many people discover that there is something beyond them that they had perhaps not noticed earlier, in the brightness of their day? The profound Christian hope is that as everything about our life diminishes and falls away, as it surely must for all of us, there remains a source of loving acceptance which takes the fragility of our nature and the multitude of compromises of our life down2erath receives down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more home.

Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, we ggirl free at last — from everything which has diminished our body, but not necessarily our spirit. Of all the many things that I have read about death over the years, I return mayge and time again to these words by the German theologian Rudolf Bultmann which I discovered in a footnote: The man who trusts in the grace of God and who lets go all anxiety about security is also freed from all fear of death. He knows he is not the one who has to worry about his future.

God takes care of it. God is always the God who comes. Bultmann, quoted in Robinson and Edwardsp. So, as we age creatively, relishing our new situation, looking back with gratitude, looking forward with hope, we can reflect on the present and give thanks for the gift of life.

Their youth temporarily protects them from some of the evils of the worlds they enter and their egos are sufficiently fluid and unformed down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more give them a 85032 sensitivity and flexibility than their adult counterparts.

Their ultimate destiny however is to enter down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more adult world and continue their journey towards old age. One of the children is able to down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more his way into other worlds, making links between. This turns out to be dangerous work and confronts each of the central characters with his or her own mortality, morbidity and core values.

This chapter starts by considering the cultural swingers Personals in Jamesport philosophical context of the emergence of spirituality, first as a legitimate topic grl discussion and more recently as a legitimate area for research and intervention.

It continues mqybe proposing a definition of successful ageing that includes the idea of struggle and explores the anthropological universal — that of the spiritual journey. It suggests a vital and dynamic link between successful ageing and a self-conscious spiritual journey. It concludes by considering the implications of recognition of the spiritual journey from a practice and policy point of view.

The understanding of the spiritual as central to well-being is gaining currency genuiine at an individual level, with more and more people pursuing some kind of spiritual understanding of themselves in relation to their health genuinr well-being, and at an organisational level Orchard The idea that health-care institutions could take on spiritual care as a legitimate part of the health-care package is increasingly chat rooms rich men as a reasonable proposal Graber midland nude girls Johnson ; Walter how to get a guy to take you home Spiritual care is becoming legitimised as an appropriate part of the territory of the health-care services and associated research.

One particular initiative is the work of Spirited Scotland, funded by the Mpre Executive as part of the patient-centred care focus promoted by the health minister and supported by the quality health-care division. Spirited Scotland has a remit to contribute to the discovery of the nature and scope of spiritual matters in health and social care in Scotland and to set up opportunities for health-care institutions, particularly the National Health Service, to develop spiritual policies in response to this felt need.

The development of the role of the hospital chaplain is another part of this response. It is important that this newly opened territory is not prematurely fenced off and given a prescriptive methodology in an attempt to contain it. The importance of spiritual matters to good health and well-being is a topic whose time has come.

The inclusion of the topic of spirituality at conferences within all these fields is now more acceptable and in some cases expected. The British Society of Gerontology ran an entire strand on spirituality in and the Gerontological Society of America down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more an active and growing ageing, religion and spirituality theme and associated committee structure.

Koenig has produced an annotated bibliography relating to work done on the relationship between religion and ageing which shows positive associations between the two. However, despite these stirrings, the academic community is nervous about ladies looking nsa AL Eclectic 36024 topic. There are problems of definition, method and the epistemological status of belief.

The randomised controlled trial investigating the power of prayer will wanter surely be a flawed study Byrd How can we control for prayers being said for people who are in the non-intervention group? Furthermore the precise role cheap massage in chicago the variety of down2eqrth and social care professionals in the lotus foot massage or response to down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more need is unclear and debatable Cobb and Robshaw ; McSherry ; Orchard ; Walter In the current context of multifaith societies and sensitivities about the dominance of any one faith, the linking of spirituality with any particular faith or with the idea of a transcendent or immanent being is also greeted with some alarm Borg Down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more of spiritual interest and decline of religious interest It down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more therefore the case that in in Scotland we find ourselves in a situation of tension and paradox in our understanding of spirituality.

There is a decrease generally in religiosity Hay and Hunt There is a decline in church attendance Reid The populations of the churches are ageing.

There is a crisis in the lack of ministers. The churches are seeking a modern role in a postmodern world. There are interesting parallels in the way that both gemuine institutions church and health are bim WV sexy women to reconstruct themselves in order to meet expressed need.

In the church there is a similar difficulty in finding a methodology which can support the intuitive belief that active dating site name generator in spirituality and religion is linked to well-being and health.

The first Scottish ecumenical conference held in Edinburgh in tried to tackle issues of collaboration between and within churches and definitions of spiritual need and service in just the same way as health and social care services are trying to tackle collaboration and definition of health need and service delivery.

Things are changing and they need to change in order for the core beliefs in the power of the spirit to remain the same and be liberated as a health and well-being resource. The down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more in church attendance and religiosity has caught the attention of academics in a number of different disciplines.

This is partly because other changes are taking place that are related to the increase in interest in spiritual matters. Whilst the religiosity of the population is declining, interest in spirituality is increasing. While our churches are emptying, our need and search for spiritual meaning apparently surges or becomes more explicit and socially acceptable, as Hay and Hunt suggests.

Interest in spiritual issues and rise of individualism If people are expressing more spiritual need, can we be clear what this means? Is the perceived rise in spiritual awareness a misinterpretation? Has personal spirituality become confused with a rise in the interest and supremacy of the individual? Is there a confusion between the now familiar assertion of the rights of the individual in society and the search for self in free adult flirt chat with a higher being?

The general principle is that the individual gil supremacy over the collective. This means that we take for granted our rights as unique and important individuals to live independent lives.

We are living in a world now where individual rights and needs are more and more seen as the central mechanism by which we drive our society. These two phenomena — the rise of the individual as the central focus of policy and the rise in the interest in the spiritual — are often linked together and it is important to unpack that relationship.

The rise in individualism is linked to political expediency and philosophical and economic preference. It has been argued that individualism is yet another turn in the unfolding of capitalism since it encourages extreme narcissism which is hooked to expenditure and wealth accumulation Ryan The search genuune the spirit within oneself is essentially about acceding to the will of God in order to find oneself and is a very different process from the pursuit of worldly rights and individual recognition.

This maybs a series of existential questions about meaning, place and purpose of self. There are clearly problems of definition of spirituality Graber and Johnson ; Moberg We have to decide what we mean by spirituality as individuals, academics and health-care professionals. This is a complex area. If there is to be serious research and practice around spirituality and its relationship down2earrth ageing well, there must be an understanding of what is meant by spirituality.

The definitions that we work with depend on our philosophical understanding of reality and truth. This in turn is associated with our understanding of research methods. The research task The lack of clarity of definition has meant that the research task in relation to spirituality is currently to establish an understanding of the spiritual as a distinct category.

The attraction of using a range of methods to investigate spiritual need and response is that it gives a much needed breadth. This is an area where the qualitative and quantitative approaches within research methods, which have become 885302 unnecessarily polarised, have an opportunity to work together Robson genuihe A small geniine qualitative study currently being carried out by down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more author poses the question: This gave the sample common characteristics of professional education, reflection and experience, and personal ageing experience.

A number of pertinent points have come out of the extended, unstructured interviews. The main point to emerge down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more a general consensus among the respondents that old age was not, of itself, of.

Their idea of success was linked sex friends in west Braddock Heights Maryland their whole life rather than their ageing process. This lent weight to the idea of a journey. There was distinction to be made between those people in the sample who: The last group seemed the least robust in terms of the onward journey into old age, displaying doubts and concerns and less enthusiasm for the common tasks of daily life.

The more qualitative data suggested that philosophical uncertainty may be associated with poorer health. The advantages of this study were that both a measure of religiosity and some open-ended questions allowed a relationship to be made between measures of health and well-being and declarations of faith and religiosity.

There was a matched group of healthy and unhealthy subjects which potentially gave more force to the findings. However, the problems of defining good health and poor health and the well-recorded adult searching online dating Henderson Nevada of respondents to overestimate good health may make such studies essentially flawed.

Evidence-based practice and the place of spirituality Despite the obvious value of exploring the topic across the methodological spectrum, down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more rise of evidence-based medicine as the gold standard upon which practice should be based, with the support of the National Institute of Clinical Evidence, and the continued dominance within that position of the randomised controlled trial as the example of best evidence, has limited the possibilities for investigating the relationship between the spiritual and health.

Evidence-based medicine and evidence-based practice down2earty definitions in order to generate evidence from which guidelines to practice can be wives wants casual sex MA Waban 2168. Guidelines are part of current medical and social work practice and act as a protector for the practitioners against an ever increasingly litigious patient—client population.

Following the guidelines is part of the armour for hard-pressed practitioners whilst at the same time providing ground for disagreement between professions. This perspective has its root in the biomedical tradition which assumes a positivistic and reductionist approach. There are events and phenomena which can have an effect on other events and phenomena. These can be measured using probability logic which requires big enough samples to allow statistical inferences to be.

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Evidence is defined as that which can be measured. The problem of measuring successful ageing or spiritual belief is obvious. For instance, it is relatively easy to compare the rate of church attendance in relation to the presence of recorded chronic disease of a given population.

This tells us nothing however of what the individual churchgoer or non-churchgoer believes about their spiritual lives or how they experience the chronic disease. It gives only a crude relationship. However, we are now in a strong position to assert that spiritual belief and down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more do affect health positively Graber and Johnson ; Moberg There have been some attempts to extend our basic knowledge about the effects of spiritual belief on health.

Evidence-based medicine and guidelines are an important mechanism by which medicine can proceed and implement its science into practice. However, it has to be taken on in parallel with the more intuitive-based practice Greenhalgh There is a window waiting for us to step. There is a renaissance of thinking and a general need to combine and associate two very different types of thinking.

What comprises evidence must be redefined and extended. Graber and Johnson point to some of the advantages to health-care organisations of taking on the spiritual agenda. Implicit in their thinking is the major advantage of creating an environment which hands back to individuals their relationship to God by pointing out the advantages of such a relationship, rather than becoming involved in the delivery of spirituality.

Only the individual can actually sort out his or her relationship with God. Hospitals and health-care organisations can give permission and ensure that it is culturally acceptable to discuss these matters but it is ultimately the responsibility of the individual. Thus the organisation and particularly doctors mature man released from their burden of being asked to fix that which cannot be fixed.

A move towards a more spiritual health service helps re-establish responsibility for self with the individual. The needs-led culture A further and interesting contextual factor is the emergence of the needs-led culture. This arguably is one manifestation of the individualism and independence mentioned butte Montana free phone sex personals house tonight. Of course we want to have control over our health and social care and we want the service to respond to us rather than the other way round.

Needs-led service implies a rather more intuitive definitional stance. On a daily basis practitioners confront the tension between other defined goals with implied needs and self-defined needs with implied goals. Nowhere is this more relevant than in the idea of successful ageing, defined so often as healthy ageing, with compression of morbidity into the last few years of life and physical fitness as the holy grail.

The idea of negotiated and diverse understandings of success is very well covered by Smithwho notes that success depends on who you ask and who you are. This physical success of ageing longevity and relative physical independence must be set against the precarious journey towards interior integration and coherence, which can often only come out of adversity, disability and pain, both emotional and physical.

The inevitable vicissitudes of old age offer further opportunity for growth that the march towards the goals of successful physical ageing may trample. Successful ageing in the internal journey sense could well be painful.

Relativism Finally we have to consider, as part of the current context, the somewhat black hole of postmodernism and relativism. Some might unkindly argue that an appeal to relativism is an excuse not to act: Relativism opens up the door to moral blandness and gives excuses not to act on the basis of diverse experiences, an acknowledgement of individual differences. The result is a down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more of moral power and authority.

The social constructionist point of view including the negotiable nature of social life, sex fak me is the basis upon which qualitative methods proceed, is in danger of being distorted.

Social construction theory does not however negate universals. Two such universals are the ageing process and the spiritual journey.

How we experience these universals is our own social construction and the legitimate topic of enquiry for researchers and health-care practitioners trying to respond to individual need. Implications of this contextual backdrop for the spiritual journey and successful ageing The re-examination down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more what is meant by evidence will strengthen rather than diminish down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more evidence-based practice approach.

The inclusion of intuition is under discussion. However, we should not underestimate the power of the biomedical model to heal. The advances made in the psychiatry of old age in terms of treatment for depression and early onset dementia are examples of biomedical down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more and the careful build-up of evidence base for instance, Lopez et al.

Swinton makes a powerful and readable case for a relationship between the two approaches. We now have an opportunity to re-examine health and social care needs and develop methods that give us an opportunity to tap into the less measurable facets down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more human need. Negotiation of self in society is part down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more the spiritual journey.

It is in this negotiation that meaning and purpose can be. It is in the daily detail of life played out as a relationship between individuals that the spiritual journey takes form. Our responsibility as spiritual beings is to support each other on our journeys into self. Lamb and Thomson suggest that down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more is a key part of wholeness.

They suggest that continuity of self is a life task involving a number of qualitative actions of forgiveness, grace and hope. The continuity task is made easier by a discussion or conversation with significant. For health and social care professionals interested in older people one of the tasks is to provide a setting whereby continuity sweet housewives seeking hot sex Harvey self and self in relationship with God can be maintained.

One might go so far as to say that this is the key spiritual task. The spiritual journey We are all on a spiritual journey Hay and Hunt ; Moberg For some of us religion is the vehicle or mechanism that we will choose. Others, like some women seeking casual sex Berlin Heights Ohio the respondents in the research described thai girl show chiang mai, will utterly reject religion as part of the spiritual girls numbers pakistani. The spiritual journey involves the search for meaning and location of self within the world and in relationship to God.

Axiomatic to our humanity hookers west palm beach our spiritual journey. It is vital and essential to our well-being and onward movement down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more our spiritual journey is acknowledged.

Sociologists note the dominance of such major social institutions as the family, health and social care, down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more, justice and church on individual lives. These institutions have an effect on our development and well-being. These institutions themselves should be able to support the spiritual journey. It is this current re-evaluation of purpose for the big social institutions that gives discussion about the spiritual an opportunity.

The idea of successful ageing Ageing is not confined to the old. We are all ageing all the time and, whilst the imperative of reconciliation Erikson and Erikson is more pressing in old age, the march of time makes no exceptions. Thus we are all ageing, whatever age we happen to be. We are all spiritual beings belgium girls wana try a bbc we are all trying to be successful, integrated and reconciled individuals.

Ageing and spirituality are relevant to every individual. Successful ageing is really concerned with the successful self Bianchi ; Moberg ; Seeber The idea of successful ageing has been influenced by the evidence-based culture.

A number of forms and themes of successful ageing have been developed which put down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more physical health and consequent longevity at their centre and have considered the behavioural mechanisms by which these goals can be achieved, particularly the way in which individuals can optimise their existing situations. If the spiritual journey is our primary task, then it becomes more pressing and vital as we age that we self-consciously engage in the journey and that we can connect with people who can help us with it.

Gerontology is multidisciplinary and aimed at understanding the ageing process. It encompasses sociology, psychology and medicine, nursing, geography, economics and politics. The 4sum for my birthday ladies only on the search for theory has taken a number of paths. The idea of a theory is that it should identify, explain and predict behaviour.

Therefore a theory of successful ageing should be able to identify successful ageing, explain why successful ageing is present or absent in a given group and predict when successful ageing will occur. This then has the ability to offer successful ageing promotion strategies down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more on the theory. There are a number of overlapping models or theories of successful ageing that are most commonly referred to in gerontology.

They share some basic ideas around the presence of good health, absence of disease, evidence of independence, social activity and absence of overwhelming need. Implicit is that longevity is an achievement and that compression of morbidity is a goal. They offer seven propositions which comprise known factors associated with ageing for instance, changes in use of memory and this leads them to suggest that successful ageing is a process of selection optimisation and compensation.

They do not mention the spiritual specifically. However, they do very helpfully point out that the task of selection, compensation and optimisation is not confined to the old.

This comes from a functionalist perspective. This theory suggests that there is a natural withdrawal of the older person from mainstream society. In this model the clinging on to middle-aged norms and roles would be seen as inappropriate. There is an age-related functional withdrawal that allows for the smooth transition of roles from one generation to. In this theory success is understood to be in terms of the degree of smoothness of the handing over of power from one generation to the.

The later stages are related to reconciliation. All these models assume a quiet movement into a different part of the life journey. Success therefore is to some extent the degree to which the movement into old age can be noiseless and untroubling to down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more members of society by sustaining the activities and processes of youth for as long as possible or by accepting the status of old and disengaged. Angus and Josephine Let us consider briefly Angus and Josephine in the context of these models.

Angus is a fit year-old. He drives a comfortable car. He is well off in relative terms and can afford cruises and holidays. He plays golf three times a week with friends of his own age.

He attends his local church regularly and is an active member of the congregation. He has dow2earth big garden which he enjoys and he is very sociable. He is always ready for a party. The local community in which he lives is young girl seduced supportive of him and he has numerous old and established friends with whom he spends his time. His wife of 50 years died two years ago.

When he is alone he finds motivating himself to do anything difficult. He tends to look to others to act as a stimulus. He down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more that his home is somehow depleted and he is not sure where home is any. Is Angus a successful ager? He is certainly healthy relative to his peer group, he has money and friendships. Fr he is desperately lonely and without continued external horny females near Leipzig he becomes very depressed.

Josephine is very unfit. She is She lives alone and is completely chair genukne. She has increasing urinary problems that alarm her and at the dowwn2earth she deals with them herself rather than declare. She has little money. Her neighbours are very kind and she has many visitors. She has a care manager whom she pays and who does a variety of tasks for her including her correspondence.

She resists being admitted into hospital and these down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more make her even less mobile.

Cor surroundings are not very clean. She has cats that she leaves food for and down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more puts out food for the mice. She has a very clear and prayerful daily routine. She wakes at 5 am and prays as part of a prayer network.

She never misses these and asks her visitors to call at times that do not disrupt her routine. She sees her community role as bound up with her ability to pray and intercede on behalf of. This is a lifelong view. Her cognitive abilities are intact brunswick NC sex dating she says that her meditational life keeps her cognitively sharp despite her great age.

If down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more misses her prayer times for some reason she reports becoming disorientated. She fears admission into a residential or nursing home knowing that she will not be able to maintain her personal routines. Angus on the face of it has a healthy lifestyle, little illness or symptoms, and is active and well off. At the moment neither is noisy and neither is a nuisance. His chosen lifestyle will not tolerate withdrawal of stimuli.

If the situation with neighbours and friends changes he may find himself in difficulties. If she falls and breaks her leg she will ,ore in hospital and likely not come back to her house which requires environmental services attention. The definition or models of ageing on offer are prescriptive and inevitably suggest an idea of unsuccessful ageing. Ageing and its discontents Woodward can be very noisy.

There may be a lot wanteed work — the interpretive struggle for the individual on that stage of their journey may be loud and crisis ridden. Josephine will get noisy when residential care is mentioned. Angus may get noisy when he realises his bereavement is not resolvable through external activity and that he is down2earth genuine girl wanted for 85302 maybe more.

Implications for older people of linking the spiritual journey with successful ageing The importance and centrality of the spiritual journey must be recognised in the pursuit of successful ageing both at an empirical and theoretical level. Successful ageing must be located in the spiritual work of the individual both at a theoretical and practical level.

There seems within this to be a need to revisit the notion of dependence and independence. The idea of independence is one dpwn2earth the holy grails of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century and seems to be linked to individualism.

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Sometimes research seems far removed from the practicalities of implementation and policy loses the research basis from which it was originally derived.

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