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RETIREES: PUTTING MEANING INTO LIVING

Jun 18th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

A friend of mine sent a photo the other day with his holding his Medicare Card. It was symbolic of his having arrived at 65. Some see that as a downer; for others, like my friend, it is just another way to act out life in rich and meaningful ways. My response to him was to send a greeting welcoming him to the “other side of the hill.” Some interpret that as the downside, but it doesn’t have to be.

Some see arriving at the age of social security and medicare as a time of massive, unwelcome change. Physical challenges seem to come more frequently. Forgetfulness has to be met with patience. Compromised mobility may require negotiations with yourself and your surroundings.