A lot of people say that getting older is sad and difficult for old people which is true but at the same time they have lots of opportunities to enjoy this stage of life. That is why there are some advantages and disadvantages that needs to be discussed.
On the plus side, old people nowadays have several benefits. For example in health care they have lots of benefits that helps them receive treatments or medications for free, they don’t have to pay for the bus fare and they get to form part of elderly groups to help each other to face this stage. Moreover, older people have a lot of free time to do the things they love, share stories and life experiences, but all of this is even better when they have grandchildren so that they can give them interesting advices which everybody appreciates. Nevertheless, getting older has more disadvantages than advantages. First of all they have significant physical changes and mental deterioration, which causes them to forget everything faster and that, is dangerous if they have take care of themselves. Last of all, elderly people needs help to do regular things and that makes them feel very useless and depressed.
To sum up, although for some people reaching this stage of life is one of the greatest moments of their life because they can do all those things they love doing, we believe is rather complicated because not all people have the opportunity of having a supportive family that takes care of them when they need to instead of abandoning them.