Which of the following statements made by an older adult client best reflects a healthy adjust-ment to the aging process and its physical limitations?
1. “I use to run in marathons, but now I truly enjoy a 1 mile walk around the park.”
2. “I see friends my age just rocking on the porch. Not me; I want to stay physically active.”
3. “When I can’t get around like I do now, I’ll watch TV and catch up on my favor-ite programs.”
4. “I’ll miss working in my garden when the arthritis gets bad, but I’ll find some-thing else to keep me busy.”
Acceptance of personal aging does not mean retreat into inactivity, but it does require a realistic review of strengths and limitations. This option shows a healthy adaptation to physical limitations by continuing to engage in the favorite activity but at a more realistic level.
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