That Moment When You’re Worried About the Elderly and Realize That You Are the Elderly!

Time waits for no one and it won’t wait for me.

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Next door neighbors at Happy Hour-photo by author

I was raised in a very protected family and not exposed to the seamier side of life.

Going into the ER at 19 years of age was a real eye-opener. I had been told by my father that a lady never has more than one drink. I saw men and women that were brought in after being on benders for over a month.

COVID-19 and Seniors

The people that appear to be having the worst time of it during this COVID-19 pandemic are the seniors. Some are in senior’s homes, others alone, and scared. Many aren’t comfortable with social media and have given up driving.

What can we do for our seniors?

  1. Call them. Ask how they are doing. Just talk.
  2. Check if they need groceries.
  3. Do they need a prescription picked up?
  4. Do they need help in their gardens?
  5. Does their dog need a walk?

How do I survive with social distancing?

Now that my friends and I are over our colds and have finished with self-isolating, we follow a few rules and stay safe while still communicating.

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Photo by gerhard crous on Unsplash

Who are the Seniors?

I have gone on in this article to tell you how to look out for our seniors. They are the most vulnerable. The stats tell us the majority of those getting COVID-19 are elderly; they are admitted to hospital, some get put on respirators, and unfortunately too many are dying. It has suddenly occurred to me I am speaking of my own group.

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Recently retired Poison Control Specialist. Now writing a murder mystery and blogging about the fun and freedom for those retired and those about to retire.

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