Posts Tagged ‘ natural disaster ’

For Some, Disasters Multiplied and Hope Energized

Apr 28th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

You are one of those who live in the Gulf Coast areas most impacted by the Oil Spill. There has been no settlement. You are on razor’s edge. The perception is that fish from the Gulf can’t be trusted to be safe. Your own situation continues to spiral out of control.

You live in one of those southeastern states recently slammed by a tornado. Some of your neighbors died… teens, children, older people. Homes and communities have been literally wiped off the map. They are no more.

Your son or husband is serving in the military and is being shipped out to one of those tense countries in the Middle East where danger is epidemic.



Seniors: Preparing for Looming Disasters

Mar 21st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The frequency of recent international disasters suggests the need for preparation. Preparation, however, does not equate with panic. There are sources of information which promulgate all forms of hysteria and a false sense of overreacting. There is no gain in this kind of response, it only adds the dimension of unresonable and irrational behavior and actions. Thoughtful planning is a better alternative, and I recommend it.

In many cases, such as crises as in Japan, the ability of seniors from other countries to respond with any ability to be helpful is limited to donations to legitimate caring agencies, e.g. the Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, United Methodist Committee on Relief, and other sectarian organizations that have been vetted and proven credible. Be sure to make your contribution when and where you are able.