Seniors Happier and More Trusting

If you've ever worried about getting old, you're not alone. Yet, growing older is a normal part of the aging process. Your life changes as well as your circumstances. You can expect to see a few more gray hairs, experience adjustments in your sleeping and eating habits, and deal with age-related health problems. Growing older may also mean retiring from years of employment and watching your kids grow up and move out.

Here's what's interesting about the transition of growing older. As people age, they tend to become more trusting of others, which can increase overall happiness, according to a recent study published in the journal of Social Psychological & Personality Science.

Researchers followed 200,000 adults in 83 countries for over 30 years. They looked at aging and levels of trust over time. They found that regardless of what generation people were born in (millennials, baby boomers, or generation X), people developed greater levels of trust over time and higher levels of happiness with age. In the United States, researchers followed 1,200 people during the study, and found increases in trust and happiness over time similar to other areas.

It's a recipe for a happy life. Researchers believe that life experience has a way of helping people to become more forgiving, compassionate, and optimistic. When you look on the bright side of things, it's easier to wake up on the right side of the bed and have a sunny disposition about life. There is some risk of becoming too trusting and falling for scammers who prey seniors, but most older people remain sharp enough to avoid becoming a target.

Spending time with your friends, family and social network can help increase trust and happiness as you age. One way you can celebrate the relationships you have with others is enjoying good food and conversation together. At, you'll find a large selection of healthy and tasty meals that can bring you and your friends together.

Gather around the table for a home-cooked meal, talk about your life then-and-now, and you'll enjoy good food and a healthy serving of increased trust and happiness.