Are you finding it difficult to cope with retirement?
Is aging a source of anxiety for you?
Are you feeling lonely or isolated as you move into older adulthood?
Aging brings about enormous change and can be fraught with conflicting emotions. Children leave home and start their own families. Careers move into retirement. Bodies look and feel different. Parents die. Close friends and other loved ones face serious illness and, at times, death. Alongside the difficulties inherent in losses like these may exist the delights of grandchildren and more time to spend with family and friends. Whatever your unique circumstances, you may find yourself struggling to find a sense of wholeness and peace.
Adjustments like these elicit all sorts of feelings and reactions, both from older adults and from their loved ones. Yet social pressure to enjoy these “golden years” is a real phenomenon that can leave older adults feeling unable to share difficult feelings, such as anxiety, loneliness, or sadness.
We provide a safe space for you to explore what aging means to you, to express all of your feelings about the many ways in which your life has changed and how these changes have impacted you and your loved ones, and to create coping strategies that would be most helpful in adjusting to life as an older adult. This phase of life contains as much uncertainty and potential growth as any other, often times leading to a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.