Everybody grows old eventually; however, many people still associate this as something undesirable. For every disadvantage there is to old age though, there are many more advantages to becoming a senior citizen in today’s society.
Here are some reasons why being a senior citizen is awesome:
- More Time
Being retired from work frees up a lot of your time that can be used doing things you have yet to try. Explore new places, do new activities and enjoy the company of family and friends. Activities that can have a positive impact on your wellbeing include gardening, sports and travel. You can also enjoy your retirement by starting your own business. Now that you are working for yourself you can pursue the type of business that are aligned with your dreams or passions.
Another way you can spend your time is giving back to the community. Being part of a noble cause can be fulfilling and rewarding. By participating in activities such as community outreach projects and charities, you are paying it forward to the community you have been part of all these years. Having these new experiences while keeping yourself healthy will make the years ahead a delightful journey.
- Enjoy your life savings
By now your life savings, retirement plans and/or investments have reached its maturity or growth target. It is time to enjoy the fruits of your labor and use them to make your life comfortable. Now that you have your free time too, you can spend on the things you want to learn or the activities you have dreamed of doing.
- You are prioritized
Many business establishments like banks and groceries have special lanes that cater exclusively for senior citizens. Even if there are no senior citizen lanes available, the establishment generally still prioritizes the elderly.
Even getting vaccinations is easier since senior citizens are considered as one of the top priorities alongside our frontliners. All this is thanks to our laws, more specifically R.A 9994, that grants special privileges to senior citizens.
- Enjoy Discounts and Freebies
From exclusive lanes to exclusive discounts and perks, senior citizens in the Philippines get to enjoy a 20% discount and are exempted from Value Added Tax (VAT). Some of the goods and services that you can get discounts from are medicines, public transportation fees and restaurants.
Senior citizens also get free medical services from government hospitals. This includes medical and dental services, diagnostic exams and doctor’s professional fees.
Some cities also have special perks for senior citizens such as free parking, free birthday presents and cash allowances. Check what perks are available to you from your local city and barangay.
As an older adult, time you once did not have is now free. So nourish your soul with a wealth of love and experiences. Do not forget that a healthy mind and body can get you going in your day to day living. So nourish your body with Birch Tree Advance - the Adult Nutritional Supplement Powder Drink, specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of older adults. Drink Birch Tree Advance today!