Seniors might be aging and advancing in years, nevertheless, seniors are still social beings that enjoy laughter like everyone else. What better way to lift seniors out of their retirement blues or feeling the downside of brittle bones and father time than with the antidote of laughter.
I came across a senior joke blog that had me cracking up! In the midst of laughing, I glimpsed my soul caught up in the moment of laughter and how wonderful it felt! I couldn’t stop laughing. The jokes really got my adrenaline going!
Some of the stressors seniors experience as they advance in years are
- Feeling of being useless after retirement
- Lack of importance
- Lack of Bonding
- Physical Immobility
- Decline of cognitive faculties Physical illness
Studies reveal that laughter can be the perfect remedy for many of the stressors that seniors experience.
The Benefits of Laughter
- Laughter relaxes the whole body
- Laughter boosts the immune system
- Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection…
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins – the body’s natural feel- good chemicals
- Laughter protects the heart
A program called “Laughter yoga” has been proven to be a great routine for seniors to gain improved health and have their adrenaline boosted!
“Laughter Wellness is a unique and far-reaching health promotion and disease prevention program that uses safe, gentle and FUN simulated laughter techniques to enhance one’s well-being. You don’t have to be happy. There are no jokes or comedy. All can participate and benefit, standing or seated. No equipment or particular articles of clothing are required.”
“Laughter Wellness was created by Sebastien Gendry the founder and CEO of the Laughter Online University, the American School of Laughter Yoga, and a Master Laughter Yoga Trainer who has travelled close to 1/2 million miles in the course of a decade to train hundreds of Laughter Professionals.”
Something to laugh about
“Two elderly women were in a beauty parlor getting their hair done when in walked a 21-year-old girl with a low-cut blouse that revealed the tattoo of a rose on one breast. One woman learned over to the other and whispered: ‘Poor thing. She doesn’t know it, but in 50 years she’ll have a long-stemmed rose in a hanging basket!'”
“Unforgettable Senior Moments”
Benefits of laughter link
Links for Laughter Yoga
Link for jokes!