Task：Some people think getting old is entirely bad, but other people do think it’s much better for old people to
live now than in the past. Please show your idea with explanation, examples and your knowledge.
It has become a common phenomenon for people in a number of countries to enjoy an increasing life expectancy. While some people believe it is horrible just to imagine getting
old , I think the situation has completely changed comparing
to decades ago and now elderly people can lead a happy life.
In some cases, the seniors do experience empty nest syndrome because their children are away from home. However, things are different nowadays. There are numerous residential homes with trained carers in a country and they have become a perfect place for the elderly to stay after retirement, where the elderly will not feel lonely and bored with the company
of their peers.
Another concern for numerous senior citizens is the
health problem. In the past, without advanced medical science, the seniors tend to suffer from various kinds of diseases, which decrease their quality of life at great extent. By contrast, the medical science is developing at an amazing speed and this trend can at least delay the onset of some chronic conditions and with healthy body, the elderly can
enjoy happier lives.
Apart from the two factors discussed above, instead of feeling useless or frustrated, elderly people can work beyond the retirement age or devote themselves to somewhere else to enrich their life. For example, a friend of my grandfather work as a part time doctor in his local community. In this way, not only does he make best use of his time, but also help a number of neighbours.
To sum up, I hold the viewpoint that with the development of society and care from family members, elderly people can enjoy a moreisfying and meanfuling life.