Older adults need sustenance in order to push onward in the face of aging.
Earlier goals during younger or middle years may have to be altered and accommodations to be made to adjust to decline.
- How do you sustain yourself in late life?
What would you tell your younger self about your life now?
- What has helped you to survive until now?
- Do memories of past successes come into your mind now?
Have these successes lost their meaning to you?
4. Are there touchstones in you life that re-assure you now? What are they?
What touchstones comfort you?
Do you hold on to them?
- Are there particular objects, clothing and memorabilia that you love and treasure that have meaning to you?
Do you want to hold on to these memories?
6. Are there places that have a particular meaning to you? Do you revisit them?
- Are there people who you love to visit or to be with? Who are they?
- Are there people who you remember visiting or places that you used to visit that are not available to you now?
Do you think about them?
- For what have you gotten recognition during your lifetime?
10. Have you held on to that part of you that had recognition earlier? Do you give recognition to yourself?