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The Pain of Disaster Recovery for Seniors

Jun 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

How do you start over, when your life now lies in shambles, and everything you were is gone? That is the scene in towns and villages across America this spring. That is the quandary. In some places, where the disaster is still fresh and recovery is dreadfully slow, the scars just don’t seem to heal over.

In Joplin, Tuscaloosa, most recently Greer, Arizona, and the flooded homes and farms along the Mississippi, the crops, lost to this season, and who knows how many more, the wetlands in Louisiana, the loss of the fishing industry along the coast, the flooding yet to come from snow melt, the thousands who still await some encouragement, some sign, some help, some hope… what about all of these?

How do I share my deep down care for those who are still stacking sand bags, clearing away debris, searching for just one keepsake?



Seniors: Interruptions in Retirement

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | 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.