As we age, we start to accept things we cannot change and to do more planning for the future. Well, some of us do. We start to take stock of our support systems, our budgets, our futures, and we plan accordingly. We have learned whom we can rely on and who will suddenly be unavailable when we need help; we’re no longer naive. A quote that was falsely attributed to Churchill is nevertheless true: “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.” We understand parasites.
A quote that was falsely attributed to Churchill is nevertheless true: “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.” We understand parasites.
We start to plan for increased infirmity, a budget that shrinks in direct proportion to the price of medication, the need for alternative health products and exercise, and the fact that we become soft targets for criminals of every stripe, including muggers, online predators, various types of bullies, and people who claim to fall in love with us: a wise elderly lady remarked that elderly men are often looking for a “nurse with a purse.”
As we age, we find increased value in small children and pets (other peoples’ pets are far less expensive), good books, encouraging company, humour, solid British TV shows and movies, and, most importantly, our God. Our priorities shift and evolve. Our hobbies grow less expensive and we begin to discover good deals everywhere, like through seniors organizations, flea markets, garage sales, thrift shops, and our contacts.
When I give talks to Seniors groups about safety and protection, I find them attentive and appreciative. Many of us realize that we can’t depend on others for everything, and we really do value our freedom and independence, often to the extent that we do silly things, like driving when our eyesight has deteriorated too much for safety or physical activities that can result in injuries from which we may never fully recover.
And how many of us know people whose deafness could easily be rectified with a hearing aid, thereby cutting down significantly on the difficulty and frustration of others who communicate with us, yet they stubbornly refuse to obtain one?
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Robin Elliott, Director of Marketing, IPS Safety inc.