Senior Citizen Persuasive Essay

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When we get old and gray, we start thinking about our past life. Where are we now? Where are we going? Will we be happy? Will we be loved? Will we be alone? Who will care? In the years past, we have seen many different lifestyles of senior citizens, both positive and negative. The one true fact that we notice is that when a senior citizen smiles, he, or she, is happy, satisfied and will live a longer life. The point of this essay is to show how pets, either real or mechanical, will help make the lives of elderly people both pleasant and satisfying. After retirement, the years pass fast. We are concentrating on our being able to be with our friends and family more often, without the time constraints we had during our working careers.…show more content…
Pills for our heart, blood pressure, arthritis pain and now for the depths of depression are keeping us from joining our friend in Heaven. What use is there now in our life? As a senior citizen, there are options to consider. Trying to keep a positive attitude, most senior citizens will find and move into a retirement community. These consist of a group of apartments for seniors who want to be around people their own age but want the independence of having their own home where they can carry on their personal lifestyle. But something is still missing; the unconditional love and affection of a best friend or spouse. Many senior citizen communities allow pets in their accommodations since the outcome of older adults thrive when they have the responsibility and the love of a companion. There are volunteer organizations and individuals who will bring a variety of pets into the senior community for the residents to interact with, and there is a huge difference in the senior's health and outlook on life.
The people who respond best in these activities are those with more depressive symptoms. (Mogul 2004). "Healthcare professionals are becoming more aware of the important role social support plays in the lives of patients. In older adults such relationships may facilitate activity, provide a sense of purpose, and may even assist with the continued robust cognitive functioning. Research has shown that poorer social networks in older adults can
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