My grandmother turned 87 last month. She is healthy, has a bustling social life, and is very connected to the people around her. She is active in her church, her community, and her family. She is thriving.
Maybe it's her Italian roots, but her life has always centered around faith, family, friends, and community. She worked outside the home as well, but it is those four areas that have sustained her. Despite life's setbacks and disappointments, she continues to have immense faithfulness and happiness.