Benefits of having older friends
When we were in school, we were grouped by our age. But as we grow up and mature, our friendships are formed around our commonalities and interests.
As adults, we attend events, live next to and work with people of all ages and generations, so it is no surprise why intergenerational friendships a
re quite common.
According to AARP, four in ten adults have a friend who is at least 15 years older or younger than they are.
As we continue to move farther away from our formal education, our interests, passions, and priorities begin to shift.
Maybe we begin to attend church, join a book club, travel, or volunteer at a local community organization.
We even enter the workforce, where we are more than twice as likely to befriend someone from another generation than anywhere else (as stated by the same AARP study).
We believe everything is better with friends, and that includes older friends. Plus, there are some pretty stellar benefits of having older friends and older friendships.