Posts Tagged ‘ seniors helping others ’

SENIORS COPE WITH HELPING CHILDREN GET THROUGH

Sep 25th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

In this catastrophic financial storm through which so many are passing, one of the growth issues many are experiencing is seniors finding ways to help our children get through the morass.

Many talk of the younger generation, our kids, needing to pay our way when financial stress takes over. This reality is already real. Many are already having to intervene for them. The financial overload, brought on by joblessness, inability to get through the peril of being without sufficient resources, having to come back home to live is already on the heels of many.

It is a grueling time. It is a time of broken hearts and overwhelming sadness



SENIORS AND THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT

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

The Affordable Health Care Act is now law, affirmed constitutional by the Supreme Court. We aren’t sure how long it will be so, with the resistance provided by those who so vehemently oppose it. But, for now it is law. It is so because 5 of the Supreme Court Justices endorsed its major provisions. It is so because the Chief Justice joined those five. It is so because in the face of attempts to derail it, reason prevailed.

Illness and poor health may now have a chance at being defeated. In spite of those who would deny the opportunity of protection against the ravages of illness and poor health, there is now hope and encouragement. Compassionate care has prevailed.



SENIORS: THE ECONOMY OF WEALTH

Feb 5th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Understanding Basic Economics We senior citizens need to look at a very direct relationship that we might not always acknowledge.  That is the reality that a healthy national employment figure contributes to the financial well-being of everyone, including seniors.  What is the relationship?// First, when more people are working and prospering, there is less need [...]



SENIORS: WHAT CAN I DO?

Oct 13th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

There are two dimensions to this question. One is the perpetually repeated one when faced with time on our hands and wonder about what we can do with ourselves. The other occurs when met with a friend or family member(s) who experience major difficulty in their lives. Such difficulties are a major health issue, e.g. having been diagnosed with a serious disease; having faced a terrible loss; a disaster that takes away one’s home and possessions or the death of a loved one; or some other tragedy in which assistance, rescue and aid may be helpful. It is then we ask “What can I do?”

It is a sensitive question. Often it is spoken when there is little else to say. Sometimes it is not well thought through. Once in a while the person who is asked may come up with a suggestion. Often, when dealing with death the question comes to the



Seniors: When Presence is Required, Caregiving for Family

Nov 17th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One of my cousins, an only child, has been diagnosed with cancer, requiring radical surgery. He lives alone, has friends, but is limited in the number of family who live near by. We are among that family. When we learned of his diagnosis, we called him immediately and indicated that we would be making our way to our Texas home, where he lives close by. We know, as do most, how important it is to be aware of When Presence is Required. Loneliness and isolation are not desirable when faced with serious and life threatening illness. My cousin and I both enjoy the luxury of being an only child. That luxury comes into question at times like these.

Presence is Required when someone in our circle is met with the anxiety, fear and concern which needs the availability of a shoulder, an ear, a heart and a strong embrace. If that is not our role, what is? Being there is a major