Good Senior Quotes
Humor Helps Your Aging Parents Stay Healthy

These good senior quotes might surprise you. We sometimes think that all our aging parents and their friends talk about is obituaries and failing health.

  • “Living with Alzheimer’s is never dull – you meet someone new everyday!”

    ~Source Unknown

  • “When you get to be our age, you don’t dare sit still for too long or someone will throw dirt on you!”

    ~Gerald Alvarez

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  • “In my dreams, I’m wearing a pretty dress, and I’m walking.”

    ~ 90-year-old woman confined to a wheelchair

  • “If I had any more metal in me, I’d be bionic!”

    ~ 75-year-old woman with a lot of pins, plates and implants in her hips and joints

  • “What I miss the most are the little every day things I used to do, like reading the Saturday morning paper on the front porch with a cup of coffee.”

    ~ 72-year-old nursing home resident confined to a bed

  • “I’m no longer angry. You know why? I prayed for her. You can always get another teddy bear. But you can’t replace a friend.”

    ~ 92-year-old woman, after a fight with her friend over a teddy bear

When you might least expect it, your aging parent can come up with some funny senior quotes that can surprise you.

  • “Every morning I look at your mother really hard, to make sure she recognizes me!”

    ~ 80-year-old man, of his 84-year-old wife

  • "Yes", one elderly woman said wistfully to the other across the aisle. "I also used to be 5 feet 2".

    ~ overheard on a flight to Boston

  • “Nice figure!”

    ~ 79-year-old male resident to a passing female staff worker in a nursing home

  • “Everybody thinks that as you age, you get old. You don’t. Inside I still feel like I’m 18. I just don’t look it anymore.”

    ~ 80-year-old woman to her grown grandson

  • “All these fancy radars, maps, and satellites, and they still can’t predict the weather! Whatever happened to looking out the window? Or, just watch George". George was the facility’s aging resident dog. "He’s like me – you see him limping, it’s going to rain.”

    ~ 76-year-old woman in a nursing home

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  • “I always look forward to your visits. It lets me know someone cares.”

    ~ 86-year-old woman to a friend/visitor to her nursing home

  • “Oh, I can still shake it! It just doesn’t all fall back as it should.”

    ~ 83-year-old woman

  • “Every day I’d look in the mirror and see myself. It wasn’t until I turned 80 that, one day, I saw an old woman.”

    ~ 83-year-old woman to her grandson

  • “It’s not what you’ve lost that matters. It’s what you’ve got left, and what you do with it.”

    ~ 77-year-old woman

There are some good senior quotes that reveal their philosophies about living with their mortality…

  • “But she was fine yesterday! I saw her eating dinner in the dining room. Next day, she was dead!”
    “That’s not so bad. We should all be so lucky.”

    ~ A conversation between a 78- and an 86-year-old woman, upon the sudden death of a fellow resident in their facility

  • “He may far outlive those expectations. You know, doctors don’t know everything! Buckwheat and I, we’re more than just a number or a statistic.”

    ~ 68-year-old breast cancer victim, 7 months before her death, to her daughter-in-law, who was upset over her cat, Buckwheat, receiving a diagnosis of cancer

Encourage your aging parents to join senior chat rooms where they can stay connected with their community. This can help keep the humor in their lives and be an outlet for their good senior quotes.

  • “I once had a nice house, beautiful things, friends all around, things to do. Now, if I’ve got a purring cat in my bed and I don’t feel too sick and no one around me has died, then it’s a pretty good day.”

    ~ 85-year-old resident of a nursing home that has pets

  • “It’s not that I mind getting old,” the elderly lady confided, “so much as my mind’s getting old!”

… And good senior quotes about their beliefs:

  • “God has blessed me with so much and has always been there for me. If people would only ask Him, He’d help them, too.”

    ~ 65-year-old woman

  • “I know I’m dying. But at $1,300 a month, I can’t afford my medication. So I’ve turned it all over to God and am trusting in Him to take care of me.”

    ~ 75-year-old terminally ill man

The gas level was nearing empty as the car pulled up to the gas pump over the loud protestations of the driver’s elderly mother-in-law, a nature-lover and activist-wannabe who vehemently objected to patronizing that particular company in the wake of a major oil spill.

Seizing the opportunity to retaliate by “getting her goat” on the matter, her son-in-law defended his decision to choose that station by teasing, “Why, I always frequent this station, Ginny, and every time I do, I think of you.”

Without missing a beat, his father-in-law replied, “Yeah? Well, she gets gas every time she thinks of you, too, Dan!”

These good senior quotes can give us all a fresh perspective on living.

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