Getting older is scary. People start talking about their aches, pains, operations and surgeries. Birthdays come and go – some celebrated, some not so much. And as we get older, so do our parents. It can be hard to watch them adapt to walkers and wheelchairs.

And yet, it seems to me there’s a lot to laugh about in senior living if you only look for it. Some of the healthiest seniors I know are the ones who recognize the humor in even the dreariest of situations. In the words of Dory from “Finding Nemo,” they “just keep swimming” even when they may be swimming upstream.

Life is full of ups and downs. It may be difficult, but sometimes the only silver lining in a situation is to find the humor. Sometimes you just gotta laugh.