At just about any age, we make up our minds just how happy we want to be. That is, we are always wanting to move on to the next step in our lives totally convinced that is where we will be our happiest.

When you are a kid, you can’t wait until you are a teenager because that’s when you will be happy. As a teen, you can’t wait to be grown up and truly happy. And as an adult, you can’t wait to retire because that is when you discover true happiness.

You see, it’s not enough to just be happy right here, right now at this point in your life. People seem to think things will only get better as they age.

Well, this is the absolute truth, things do get better the older you get. If you are the type of person who worries about getting old, there is really nothing to worry about. Just call New York Medicaid Consulting so they can help with all of your Medicaid needs, and enjoy the benefits of growing old.


The best thing about having grandchildren is that they are your children’s responsibility. What we mean is you can spend all day with the grandkids, taking them shopping, out to lunch and dinner and to the zoo, but at the end of the day, you hand them frazzled, tired and whiney back over to their parents.

Basically, being a grandparent is like being a part-time parent. You hold the baby while he or she is cooing and being adorable and give her or him back to mom or dad when the crying starts or the diaper is full.

Pursue Your Dreams

Between work, raising a family, school and all the other responsibilities of being an adult, you have very little time to pursue your own selfish interests. But when you get old and retire, you have all the time in the world to do the things you want.

You have all the time in the world to write that novel stuck in your head, or to take that trip to the Bahamas. Heck, you can even learn a new language if you desire.


It is true what you hear for all of these years; with age comes wisdom. You were smarter in your 30s than you were in your 20s and way smarter in your 50s than you were in your 30s. You see, there is a pattern here.

If you follow this line of thought, when you hit your 60s, 70 and 80s, you should be one of the smartest people out there. The only time you were smarter was when you were a teenager. Scratch that, you only thought you knew everything when you were a teen.

Social Skills

It has taken six decades, but you have finally turned into a very refined gentleman or elegant lady. In fact, your social skills are so esteemed that “Dear Abby” turns to you for advice.

Senior Discounts

Don’t you just love getting a deal on your dinner or at the movie theater based only on your age? No coupon necessary.

No More Fashion Police

For 60 years you would fret over a mirror wondering if the pleated Dockers you had on were fashionable enough or you worried that loafers made you look old. Well, we have good news for you; yes, those loafers make you look old, but that’s OK because you are old.

Getting old is great because you reach that point in your life when you really don’t care about the clothes you wear, all you shop for is comfort. Style for you is a thing of the past. So go ahead and throw those Birkenstock knock-off sandals on over your wool-socked feet.


Being old means not only do you have more time to take naps, it is expected that you take more naps. There is nothing wrong with a nap or two to recharge the battery throughout the day. Just make sure you pull the car over when you feel a nap coming on.

So as you can see, there are several benefits of growing old. Contact New York Medicaid Consulting for more information about Medicaid planning.