People ask me what I’d most appreciate getting for my 87th birthday; I tell them, a paternity suit! -George Burns.
Humour is one of the most important human activities, one that is enjoyed daily by people in every culture and at every age. Laughing is universal; no matter how old you are, what language you speak or what your physical or mental abilities are, you can laugh. However, very little is known about how aging affects ‘humour’ experiences. Research suggests that elderly people enjoy humour more than younger people, but that they have increasing difficulties in understanding jokes.
You're over the hill when your back goes out more than you do.
Laughing triggers a number of positive physiological responses:
You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
Maggie Kuhn, the Gray Panthers, said there are three good things about aging:
So, yes, laughter IS like strawberry jam; you can't spread even a small bit without getting some on yourself!
Submitted by Brian Porter--PICTURE ON FILE--For advice about seniors and care at home, please kindly contact Brian Porter, Director and Owner of Living Assistance Services (LAS), at 416.483.0070 (ofﬁce), 905.758.2486 (cell) or
華語服務客戶經理: Helen Huang 華語：416.880.6889 or h.huang@LAServices.ca
Living Assistance Services provides safe, trusted, compassionate senior home care where seniors want to be as they grow older–happily at home. Many home care services are available, including health/care assessments, personal care, meal prep, housekeeping and laundry, chronic disease care (Alzheimer’s, dementia, cancer, Parkinson’s) and palliative care.
For services in the Chinese language, please contact Helen Huang at 416.880.6889