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Times are Tough But Optimism Amongst Assisted Adult Living Seniors Is Stronger Than Ever

Although this may be surprising to some, many seniors living in Assisted Adult Living communities are feeling more optimistic than ever before. This is according to the results of a recent field survey that was conducted at various assisted living and retirement homes all across the nation. Regardless of the recent economic woes and recession hardships, the nation is slowly and steadily coming out of a slump. In spite of the fact that our nation is at war and the recent healthcare debacle there still has been an upswing in optimism amongst senior citizens. A recent study conducted at a variety of assisted adult living communities has attempted to decipher the reason behind this optimism.

In the past, there have been numerous studies on how Americans have dealt with the turmoil in their lives. Much of the new data shows that senior citizens and many other Americans have simply modified their expectations and lifetime goals. Assisted adult living seniors have learned to separate themselves from a material-centered view of success to one that focuses on and emphasizes family, friends, community, and other traditional American values.

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As it turns out, this new found optimism amongst seniors has been very good for corporations and businesses. Aided by the low interest-rate environment many products are relatively more attractive to consumers than in the past. Apparently with American consumers seeking less risk and more reliable returns, there has been a flight to quality. As a result, some companies have reported that sales of their products are up by 20 percent so far this year. That’s from a stable base that did not fall off during the recession.

One particular study came up with a series of questions and created a measuring system that analyzed optimism amongst seniors, similar to a virtual barometer. Seniors were given a score on their answers and receive a grade based on optimism that was an accurate reflection of their true dispositions. The first study was conducted in early 2009, when the American economy was still in decline. Since then, people who used this barometer-like mechanism have been posting ever increasingly positive scores. Apparently, assisted adult living seniors are learning to come to terms with the economic realities they are seeing and as a result, they are taking responsibility for their actions. Baby boomers are recognizing the need to make changes and follow longer-term plans to achieve their goals. Many assisted adult living centers offer classes for baby boomers to help them manage their finances efficiently. The classes offered by Assisted Adult Living communities are to make sure baby boomers can cope through the economic crisis successfully without being forced to come out of retirement or go into debt.

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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