Ageless: How to Feel Young Again When Growing Old

Part 1 of Sagora’s #AGELESS Series.

Sagora is wrinkling the label of what it means to be a senior.

‘Age is but a number.’

What exactly does that mean to you? How do you apply it to your life? And how do you make yourself feel young again?

Take some advice from our seniors.

To a lot of our residents at Sagora Senior Living, the term means you are ageless.

Ageless is no limit. No boundaries. No fear in trying new ventures.

Ageless means there is only one life to live, and every day is a chance to begin anew.

  • It’s about writing, and publishing your first book at 92-years-old.
  • It’s about creativity. Catching your second wind at 60 and painting beautiful portraits for art shows.
  • It’s about skydiving at 86 for the first time in your life.
  • It’s about tattoos. When you are wary and scared, but wanting a permanent story on your skin at age 85.

Our residents are ageless. 

Meet Audrey.

Our first story comes from Ms. Audrey, a published author when she was 92.

Audrey on being ageless: "I think of old age as a real opportunity. Not to give up, to just keep going, keep learning … and that’s why I enjoy life so much. Living here at Lakestone is the time to fulfill some of your dreams and passions with company who become friends."
“I think of old age as a real opportunity. Not to give up, to just keep going, keep learning … and that’s why I enjoy life so much. Living here at Lakestone is the time to fulfill some of your dreams and passions with company who become friends.” – Audrey, independent living resident at Lakestone Terrace

Audrey lives in a cottage overlooking Lake Granbury at Lakestone Terrace. She retired a few years ago in Texas to be near family.

And she has had quite the colorful life compared to most people.

Audrey has traveled to 150 countries, and owns worldwide collections and artifacts in her writing studio from her adventures.

For one who has seen the world so vividly, Audrey has a plethora of stories just waiting to be written down.

But the one story that sticks out most to her hits closest to the heart: Will, her husband of 73 years.

In 2014, Audrey wrote and published her first book, Triumphant Love: WWII, A Blink Into Our Seventy-Three-Year Marriage.

In the book, she records her personal life, her husband – who was a combat medic, miles away from home – and the perseverance she held, for herself and for her country, during this difficult period throughout the world. In 2015, she compiled and published her second book, a collection of her husband’s letters to her and their daughter, Karen, called World War II Letters From Home.

Audrey always knew she was a writer. The craft had been in her blood since she was young, and it carried with her in her career and her personal life when she traveled.

Living at a retirement community with no worries about the upkeep of a home finally gave her the time to pursue what she wanted all her life.

Audrey’s testimonial

I’m very active physically and mentally. I feel it’s important. In fact, I think of old age as a real opportunity. Not to give up, to just keep going, keep learning … and that’s why I enjoy life so much. Living here at Lakestone is the time to fulfill some of your dreams and passions with company who become friends. We’re like a family here.”
– Audrey 

To the residents at Sagora, retirement is not about giving up. It is about the time they now have to follow a long-lost passion.

Our residents have the opportunity to pursue what really matters to them, and we are honored to be a small part of their calling by giving them that time.

The lifestyle programs at every Sagora community promote this independent way of thinking. The events and activities support our residents in helping to rediscover their passions, and create new friendships.

Age may come with physical limitations, but the passion inside of us does not ever wrinkle.

Age is but a number.

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