What is Purposeful Living?

Posted on February 01, 2020

SCV February 1 Blog

A sense of purpose in life is what keeps us focused. Whether it’s our careers, our children, or our hobbies, there is a driving force that carries us day to day. As we age, our children grow up, and we may retire from our career, leaving many with a sense of loss of purpose. Silver Comet Village in Powder Springs, Georgia, believes retirement should be whatever you want it to be. Life is a journey. Whether you’re looking for an active, exciting retirement experience, or a relaxed, slow ride through retirement, Silver Comet Village wants to help you live purposefully.

Create a Bucket List

What are your “someday” goals? The experiences or “to-do” list items that you’ve been waiting your whole life to complete. Some people may have simple retirement goals like travel more or relocate to a sunnier state, while others, like Anne Lorimor, dream bigger! Anne is an Arizonian who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro… twice! 

Anne embarked on her first expedition up the tallest freestanding mountain in the world at the age of 85. She successfully climbed the mountain, but then discovered another older woman had taken her title as the oldest woman to climb the mountain. So, a few years later, at the age of 89, she successfully climbed the mountain to become the oldest person to reach the top yet again!

Your bucket list goals don’t have to be as extreme as Anne’s, but the first step to discovering a purposeful lifestyle is to understand what really matters to you.

What Does Purposeful Living Look Like for You?

A U.S. Health and Retirement Study found that a stronger purpose in life was associated with decreased mortality. However, there is no cookie-cutter way to define purposeful living. It’s based on each person’s history, preferences, and passions. As you reflect on past stories or experience new things, ask yourself these three questions:

  • Did I learn something new?
  • Did I help others?
  • Did I love what I was doing?

As Mark Twain once said, “the two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why."

Purposeful Living at Silver Comet Village

The search for a purposeful lifestyle may leave you wondering how you can craft meaningful experiences and memories during your retirement years. Silver Comet Village is a retirement community that is dedicated to providing our residents with a truly unique and eventful retirement experience. 

Our community in Powder Springs, Georgia, hosts frequent engaging physical, spiritual, and mental activities; we are determined to deliver the retirement our residents seek and deserve. We are also conveniently located near the Silver Comet Trail, a trail that stretches over 60 miles. If you’re seeking a retirement full of engagement, ample activities, social opportunities, and a true sense of community, Silver Comet Village may be the answer for you and your retirement. 

Above all else, Silver Comet Village recognizes the value of sharing stories to promote purposeful living. For this reason, we are embarking on a journey to collect these stories and compile them in a way that each resident will have a priceless legacy to give to their loved ones.

To learn more about how Silver Comet Village is redefining retirement living and providing residents with purposeful living, we invite you to contact our senior living team.