This is due to reason that they had some other role to play enhancing their self esteem.
Longino and Kart (1982) articulate that the informal activities that are not systematically structured help enhance quality of life in contrast to the structured and organized activities that bring negative effects. Thus, activities help improve the emotional health of the person by improving self-esteem of the old people.
Roy and Russell (2005) propose that the activities that are linked with hobby from early life until last day can infuse better health and happiness in any person’s life. It is to be noted here that doing any old thing which a person just does not enjoy may have negative repercussions.
The various studies clearly conclude that non burdensome and non formal activities tend to keep seniors more happy and healthy. More than the activity itself, it is the social interactions that help enhance the well being of the oldies as they find their identity intact through active life. That is how they identify themselves in the society finding a purpose in the life and that keeps them