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UNEMPLOYED AT 50: WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Nov 1st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The unemployment statistics do not bode well, particularly if you are an older part of the working generaton. Losing one’s job at 50 can spell long term difficulty and disappointment for reemployment. While there may be age discrimination at work, proving that is not always easy to do. Finding employment in your previous field of expertise is a growing unlikelihood. Competing with so many persons who are younger, less experienced and thus requirng less income, is another factor at work. Standing in long unemployment lines that far exceed the number of positions open is both a discouraging and exhausting experience.

Okay, smart guy, what are my options?

Most often cited as a viable option is retraining. What are the kinds of jobs you feel, with adequate training and skill



SENIORS: DAYS WITH NOTHING TO DO

Sep 9th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

There really is no such thing as days with nothing to do. It is, after all, our choice how we wish to spend our time. One of the perks of retirement is being able to do what you want to do, all circumstances and situations cooperating. That isn’t always the case. However, retirement grants the opportunity to mold and make one’s days into a gift of being able to do and enjoy day to day existence, which ultimately leads to healthy living. Existence is really a too limiting word. Finding pleasure and satisfaction in day to day joy of living is the consummate goal. Being able to get into it, stir it up and come up with a fully baked favorite day every day is our desire and inspiration every 24 hours.

Short of that, life becomes a drudgery. And that, dear friend, is an undesirable state to live in. There are too many