4 Things that Get Better With Age

“I’m like a fine wine. I get better with age, and the best is yet to come.” — Richelle Mead

With age comes wisdom, so by the time you retire, you tend to know a thing or two about what really matters in life. Whether you’ve spent the last few decades raising a family or pursuing your career, you’ve learned some important lessons, acquired new skills and made unforgettable memories along the way.

Retirement is the time when you get to put all of this into practice and finally enjoy the fruits of your labor. Here are a few things that just get better with age!


Whether your hobbies include pottery, painting, gardening or anything in between, you’ll have plenty of time to hone your abilities during retirement. With a lifetime of wisdom and accumulated experience, the hobby you love can really take off during your golden years. If you don’t have a hobby yet, try this list of unique hobbies that are perfect to start in retirement.


With all the free time that comes with retirement, you can also enjoy more time with friends and family. This means spending time doing fun activities with your grandkids, taking a vacation with your family or even just grabbing a cup of coffee with an old friend. In fact, studies have shown that maintaining strong social connections as we age is a key predictor of a long, vibrant life.

Lifelong Learning

After absorbing new information for decades, retirement is a time when you can enjoy being the smartest person in the room. While the youngest generation may know about changing technologies, only a lifetime of experience can provide insight into the things that never change.

Your Home

After you retire, you spend a lot more time at home. Whether you do this by sleeping in, spending extra time in your garden, or playing with your pets outside, retirement is the time when you can really appreciate the things that make your house your home.

At Friendship at Home, it’s our mission to help central Ohio retirees ensure they can continue to enjoy a long, healthy retirement at home with peace of mind. Our program coordinates both short and long-term in-home care at a fraction of the price of traditional options.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our program can help you age in place, we’d love to talk! Give us a call at (614) 734-2167.