Posts Tagged ‘ seniors care for others ’

Seniors: Retirement is a Time to Care

Feb 24th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Reaching retirement is much like finishing a race. When one has crossed the finish line all kinds of new experiences await, while old patterns are changed. No more going to work every morning. No more office parties. No more following the same day in/day out routine.

It is a time that offers new vistas, new opportunities, new behaviors. Perhaps it is also a time to sharpen some patterns of behavior left too long ignored. Like caring. Now is the time to care. Now is the time to show how you care. Now is the time to exercise caring behavior with all with whom you traffic.

What do I mean? Right now is a good time to start flexing your care. Madison, Wisconsin, is fraught with people who

Seniors: How Are You Doing Taking Care of Others?

Aug 11th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The economy has shaken every facet of modern American life. Charitable institutions, with every kind of program and cause, are among those groups experiencing a downturn in their much needed income. Food Banks, homeless shelters, foster children needing care, temporary housing, generic operations such as Red Cross and Salvation Army and other sectarian groups all are facing unprecedented demands upon their assistance. Lines are long, need is desperate, numbers are overwhelming.

It ain’t a pretty picture. But it is a picture that both illustrates the need and the situation facing such volunteer aid efforts. Disasters, natural and daily in every hometown, continue to strike. More and more persons are being laid off. More and more children are experiencing hunger and the embarrassment of not having sufficient basic needs.