The following information was provided by Dorika Becket, CEO of The Livewell Group of companies that provide services that improve the quality of life for individuals in their “third act” of life including in-home care and luxury memory care residential facilities.

Beckett has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and has a bachelors degree from Harvard University and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.

“Thriving in the ‘Third Act of Life’: Seven Secrets That Will Ensure You Live a Thriving, Vibrant, and Fulfilling ‘Third Act of Life.’”

As we age, is it inevitable that our bodies and minds will deteriorate rapidly as we live out our “Third Act of Life?” The answer is a resounding “no.” Below is a summary of seven secrets learned from my 10-year obsession with the subject of thriving in the “Third act of Life.”

#1: Exercise: Daily exercise of at least 30 minutes – one hour is mandatory six days a week including cardiovascular, flexibility and strength training.

#2: Eat Healthy: Eat mostly whole foods (vegetables/ fruits) and lean protein.

#3: Never Retire: You may switch pace and no longer work at your 9-5 job but spend your days contributing to society. For example, teaching kids or volunteering at your favorite charity.

#4: Build a Team: If married, invest time in your partner. If you are without a life partner, find one or invest in your friendships, get to know younger people to mentor, engage in your community, church, temple; or hire a caregiver.

#5: Manage Your Finances: Become debt free, save, invest and live below your means. My rule of thumb is to live on less than 50 percent of your income. Buy long-term care insurance.

#6: Manage Your States/Beliefs. The best is yet to come. Learn to handle stress in a way that serves you. Live each day as if it is your last. Maintain your joy always.

#7: Commit to Growth and Development: Learn something new every day. If you are not growing, you are dying.

To learn more about how to thrive in the “third act of life” or to obtain in-home care services, please contact Beckett or her team at Livewell Home Care Inc.

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