21 advantages of growing old

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21 Advantages of growing old.

I do sometimes ask myself the question, “are there advantages of growing old?” and usually I can’t find too many, the disadvantages often outweighing the advantages. I am currently at a fabulous age. Mid 40’s and having a ball, children grown up pretty much left home,┬ámy time and some of my money is my own now.

Caron Cares is here to help people caring for someone elderly and whilst most of my articles are of a serious nature, sometimes we all need a laugh. I saw this and couldn’t resist sharing.

21 Advantages of growing old.

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first

.3. No one expects you to run into a burning building.

4. People call at 9 p.m. and ask, “Did I wake you?”

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6. There’s nothing left to learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now won’t wear out.

8. You can eat dinner at 4 p.m.

9. You can live without sex (but not without glasses).

10. You enjoy hearing about other people’s operations.

11. You get into a heated argument about pension plans.

12. You have a party and the neighbors don’t even realize it.

13. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

14. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.

15. You sing along with the elevator music.

16. Your eyes won’t get much worse.

17. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

18. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National Weather Service.

19. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.

20. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.

21. You can’t remember who sent you this.


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.


  1. I love the list Sally, Many elderly people have a wicked sense of humour and have enjoyed this.

  2. hahaha! love number one. Kidnappers are not very interested ! sleep easy people x

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