Posts Tagged ‘ senior caring ’

HOW ABOUT THE FORGOTTEN AND OVERLOOKED?

Sep 19th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

In my senior-citizen-view, there is no way the present tension in Congress can be resolved by ignoring the forgotten and overlooked. America has long sought to care for those whose needs are greater than their abilities to meet them.

The present state of mind that seeks to resolve economic issues by forgetting and overlooking the misplaced, unfed, and poorly housed, uneducated among us may as well declare America as unfit for human habitation. When there is no longer any motivation to compassion then our liberties and justice for all have been left on the junk heap of history.

The caretakers of those who are forgotten and overlooked



WHAT COULD I HAVE DONE?

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

As the year closes, with Thanksgiving and Christmas and the other significant holidays that call to mind the rapid passing of the year, we are met with the interrogatory, What Could I Have Done?

Daily urgings and reminders suggest there is a whole variety of possible positive expressions of caring that can be exercised. It feels as if there are more and more people who recognize that giving stretches beyond one’s nuclear family and out into the universe of where we live and all those who need care and attention.

It appears that we are aware that having much doesn’t quite cover the demand upon us for giving much. Our need is to be sensitive to those whose lives have been wrecked on the shores of a very dangerous time. Jobs are lacking.



SENIORS WITHSTAND HURRICANES AND CONVENTIONS

Aug 29th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Whatever else may develop this week and next, it would seem that those seniors who have withstood what has already passed, have had quite enough. One wonders, in New Orleans and nearby communities, if the lack of shelter and staying in one’s own domicile is a better plan than having a safe retreat? It seems to suggest that “limited government” means “good luck,” “do the best you can,” and “when its over, we will come looking for you.”

Meanwhile the first of two conventions is spelling out its intentions for the future under the Republicans. Limited government and limited assistance, even for those who, with circumstances beyond their control, may face more disasters to come.

Interdependence and the dictum of being