The Elderly in the US or Elsewhere
Much like Teenagers, the elderly are at a point in their life when they are going through many changes. They have aches and pains and some even feel a bit lost. Much like the stereotypical troubled teenager, the elderly get the same negative rap. Why is it that the elderly are not seen in a more positive light?
The answer to that question can be found in many ways. Through magazines, books, poems and even by simply talking to someone over the age of 65. The Golden age as it is called is often not that golden for most people. Given that for some it is an enjoyable part of life. At this age most people are able to retire and stop the daily grind that they have known for so many years. For some it’s a blessing, but it can also bring undesired changes and side effect that many elderly people do not expect.
In an interview with Nancy Sills, who is my neighbor and has been retired for 4 years. I ask her what it was like to go from working a full time job to being retired. She said that it was nice being able to do yard work, help with grandchildren and be more involved with her family and community. She did she found herself with more free time then she expected and that she got lonely and bored more then she had expected at first. Now she said she has a pretty busy schedule and that it’s nice to be able to just do things at her own pace. I know as her neighbor that is out in the yard all the time doing this and that. She also regularly brings over brownies and cookies for my wife and I.