In the United States, we are a throw-away society. It’s sad the way our elderly are treated. Children today don’t respect the elderly, for their wisdom, and their experience, they don’t respect at all. Grandparents should be honored! The elderly should be honored for the lives that they have lived and the legacy they will leave with the young. I love listening to the elderly telling stories of their younger days, and watch their eyes light up! God bless their sweet, sweet souls!
Losing jobs, forced retirement or not, failing health, limited income, a loss of friends, a declining ability to think or act quickly, lonely, or rejected, little or no respect from people, high crime rates in the neighborhood, but you have neither the strength or agility to escape or defend, what if you run out of money before you die? What if you couldn’t afford to live in your home any longer? Can you imagine how an older person may think or what they may go through? New elders review their lives and deliberately seek to answer four basic questions: Who am I? Where do I belong? What do I care about? What is my legacy? Imagine how hard it is on the elderly!
Remember, we all are going to grow old some day! Please remember that the elderly have feelings, are scared, lonely, they need you! When my mom passed a few years ago the Doctor in the hospital said it was very unusual that all of her children were at her bedside when she passed; he said, most older people die all alone. Let’s change that! -RevKev