For a long time, many of the best actors wouldn’t dream of accepting a role on a television show. But these days, pop culture experts believe television is as good– if not better—than many Hollywood films. With hundreds of channels and streaming services, this is also a time when there are more influential older characters than ever before. How do these rich multi-faceted portrayals of older adults impact viewers of different generations? Here’s Jenerations Health Education’s top 10 list of the most influential older characters on television this past year:
Most people don’t make promises with the plan to ever break them. But with good intentions, many caregivers often make promises to their older loved ones that are difficult, if not impossible, to keep. Such promises include statements like:
Older customers and clients sometimes get a reputation for being crotchety. While most older customers and clients are polite and don’t make waves unless there are major mistakes with services or products, it helps to understand why some are more difficult. Since one third of Americans are 50+, it helps everyone to embrace strategies on better serving older customers and clients. Here are 5 tips:
People rely on routine to give life structure. The typical routine for a
working adult involves showering,drinking coffee, going to the office,
checking email, lunch and meetings. After work, most people have dinner and unwind in the evening with a cocktail, some television or reading. Regular exercise, hobbies, volunteer work and socializing are also fit into many working adult lives. Such habits and rituals that become part of our daily routine offer comfort when life throws us a curveball. As we age, there are frequently more significant disruptions to our routine, some caused by major health concerns.