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Seniors Seek Normalcy in Abnormal Times

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

It is likely too much to ask or expect, but normalcy appears to be another of those things of the past. Seeking normalcy, particularly after retirement, is a presumed goal which assumes life may have some predictability, sufficient sociability and satisfactory sustainability. None of this seems any more likely than persons being assured they won’t lose their jobs before retiring.

These are abnormal times. Some try to live apart from the encroaching realities which include unanticipated disasters that threaten home and hearth, the economy and one’s nest egg, the prospect of welcoming your adult children to move back home, the fear of traveling in parts of the world that are in upheaval. The talk of another great depression leaves many fearful and anxious. And, as Linda Ellerbee used to say, “so it goes.”