Posts Tagged ‘ disruption ’

CHANGES THAT AFFECT ALL SENIOR CITIZENS

May 31st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

No matter who you are, where you are in the stages or passages of life, you will be confronted with change. Seniors are notorious, in some quarters, for being resistant and hostile to change. Like it or not, however it comes. Sometimes it comes with a fury. Sometimes subtle, slow change invades our lives and routines. Change is, to no one’s surprise, inevitable.

It also impacts others in younger generations. It insinuates itself into what was thought to be an otherwise stable existence. It comes suddenly, dramatically, definitively. When it does it alters our universe, our otherwise comfortable existence. Just when we thought everything had reached its apex of emotional and psychological comfort, change comes along and upsets us. Nothing stays serene and secure forever, and often, not for long.



Seniors: Interruptions in Retirement

Mar 31st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Inevitably for most of us, there are unexpected, certainly unwanted, interruptions in our retirement years. We had an email just this morning which bore the news that one of our young nephews is in ICU with a rare condition. Such news brings with the sudden reality of our frailties, that of ourselves and others.
- The continuing climb in prices, certainly the impact on budgets of gasoline escalations, influences all our budgets, no matter that it comes to those necessities which help us enjoy our daily lives. We may not have accounted for such dramatic hits on our budgets. But, here is the reality, like it or not, gas and everything influenced by gas prices is rising in cost.
- Family disruptions, a divorce, a death, any sudden change brnigs with it its own consequences in our own life patterns. They are never planned, seldom anticipated, except in those who undergo long term terminal illness, and they abruptly shake our lives, much like the tsunami and earthquake of Japan.