Losing our independence

January 29, 2015

MhDEQb1422478993It wasn’t so long ago that if I’d heard the words “losing our…” I’d finish the sentence with “religion!” as in the REM song. Remember that?

But nowadays “losing our…” can end with anything from “car keys” to “independence.”  And we could be referring to our parents…

…or ourselves, because it’s not too early to begin thinking about what we want our life to look like when we are older.  Age brings with it the need to accept some of the challenges–and yes, limitations–that come with it.

Simply put: we need to plan ahead.

What’s what I’m talking about over at Boomeon today, right HERE.  I’d love to see your comments there, on that post.

But if you don’t want to sign up (or even if you do…) I would adore any social  media shares you’re inclined to make.

Thank you!


7 comments on “Losing our independence
  1. Will share! Oh, and I love that REM song.

  2. Debbie D. says:

    Timely post. We were just discussing that the other day….Great song!

  3. This is such an important topic for discussion, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Both my parents are 80 and I worry more and more about their driving but I can’t imagine having to give up the independence that comes along with a license. We really do come full circle as we age…

  4. Ruth Curran says:

    Fine line between losing, slipping, and taking away. Looking forward to the rest of your thoughts on Boomeon!

  5. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Off to Boomeon to read!

  6. Roz Warren says:

    I left a comment on Boomeon. And I don’t know if you noticed but my Senior Planet editor invited you to send her the link to your piece.

  7. My uncle is in his early 90s and still driving. Yeah, I’m worried but have absolutely no pull with him. As for myself, I’m not nearly as worried about giving up my keys, but then, I don’t own a car anymore and have been using public transportation to get around most of the time. We do rent a car now and then, but when the time comes to stop driving, I know I can still get around for the most part. And I’m not in that urban an area, although it’s better than a lot of places.

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