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Empowerment for Successful Aging

At Acacia Creek Retirement Community, we emphasize how empowerment is one of the building blocks of successful aging and is related to having a growth-mindset. It involves making positive choices, taking action to evolve, and confidently making decisions. 

Empowered people focus on what they can do, rather than what they can’t do. They have the self-awareness to recognize their strengths and weaknesses and are motivated to learn and grow. They ask for what they need and can set and maintain healthy boundaries in their relationships.

Empowered people understand that their choices are what controls their destiny, not luck or fate. Because of this, they are more likely to “take charge” of their future. They understand that a positive outlook is what fuels their successes and allows them to overcome challenges. They trust in their abilities and do their best without self-judgment. They know that being vulnerable takes strength and asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness.

People who are empowered consciously decide to exercise control over the things they can change and accept what they can’t change. They are often happier, more fulfilled, and more satisfied with their relationships. They pursue their passions and make self-care a priority. This includes any activity that you do for yourself to feel happy and healthy. It can include everything from eating right and exercising to treating yourself to a spa treatment. 

Scheduling time to relax and rejuvenate will make you more productive. Additionally, being kind to yourself can help you be confident in your ability to address and overcome challenges.

Remember, empowerment is believing that you can improve your life either by changing your attitude or lifestyle or both. After all, our attitude and actions are what brought us to our current situation and if we are going to change our current situation, we must change our attitude. 

Keep an open mind, stay flexible and explore possibilities that will help you create new actions that bring more fulfillment and satisfaction to your life. 

At Acacia Creek. you are part of a community that is here to support you in doing whatever you want to do. It’s exciting to imagine what’s next for us!

Penny Vittoria
Acacia Creek Successful Aging Coach

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