This is a rhetorical question:
If you were to ask a woman even in her mid-forties if she would love to go shopping, take it from me in writing that a hundred percent of them would say yes. And as the woman grows older and with her energy levels dropping, you may expect a small percentage to say not today but most of them would still be game.
The association of shopping for happiness:
The idea of shopping is a happy one and that is why psychologists across the world are stressing on Retail therapy as a way for older people to live more joyfully and to live longer. I also read an article on http://www.sonacreamery.com/nutrisystem-vs-medifast/ that reiterated the same views.
This is my personal experience:
My mother who is well into her late seventies has been an avid shopper all her life. Thankfully, she has never had seen the period where you click and the things get doorstep delivered. She has always been a store shopper even if her grandchildren chide her for taking them along and begin extremely slow at making up her mind once at the store.
All that doesn’t bother her:
Mike, 8, my son has tried to tell grandma to shop from her smartphone but she does seem to get the concept. And is mum independent? Of course yes!!
She goes out at least four times in a week to shop and in the middle of it, she has a meal outside and also catches up with some of her friends. She loves to shop for healthy food, diet-related stuff and majorly window shops at fitness stores.
One should see the mirth when she is back from any of her shopping expeditions!
She is serendipitous and she loves showing off her great sense in clothing and food. She tells everyone what good bargains she made and the fact that she gifts most of her shopping to her munchkins say a lot about her, doesn’t it! Yes, people, shopping does make people happy and live longer. Now where is my purse, I need to hit the mall; wink*