When senior citizens enter this stage in life there are so many issues: Where is the money? Where do I live? How is my health? This book is a guideline to help these individuals adjust to what is happening in their lives.
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Being a Senior Citizen
Being a Senior Citizen
Being a Senior Citizen is a self-help book with loads of information for a growing segment of our population.
When senior citizens enter this stage in life there are so many issues: Where is the money? Where do I live? How is my health? A senior citizen means just that, an elder and responsible person. It is not just quitting work and traveling, and it is not just the changes in sociality, good or bad, but how they adapt to them as seniors.
So many things are disappearing, appearing, and getting better or getting worse. Senior citizens must settle into what is, and not to what they think it is, or how they would like it to be. This book is a guideline to help these individuals adjust to what is happening in their lives.
Being a Senior Citizen is a self-help book with loads of information for a growing segment of our population
This book, ‘Being a Senior Citizen’, offers guidelines to help these individuals adapt to what is happening in their lives; even when their experiences aren’t what they expected or would have liked them to be. When senior citizens enter this stage in life there are so many questions: Where is the money? Where do I live? How is my health?
Being a senior citizen isn’t just about retiring and traveling, and it isn’t just about the changes—good and bad—to which older people have to adapt. Being a senior citizen means being an elder, a responsible person in our society. The book explores and clarifies, in an easy to read manner, nearly 60 serious subjects about and for senior citizens; and the effort is made to include solutions and answers in each subject addressed.
Dreams Don’t Stop at Any Age
What is a dream anyway? I was wondering that one day. It normally is considered a series of mental images and emotions that occur during sleep. The life of my mind while resting on my pillow after being tapped on the brain by the sandman. Or, it could be a cherished desire or ambition while I am awake. You know, to be younger, smarter, and more athletic or attractive.
Dreaming while being wide awake is another possibility, called day dreaming, or in other words, a state of mind characterized by abstraction and the release from the reality around me. Or again it could be what many senior citizens want, the incredible but vain hope of being someone else. You know, indulging in a fantasy or an illusion.
Then there is the impossible dream. There are many ways to go insane and this could be one of them. Of course, you remember the lyrics to that popular song of the same name – “Dream the impossible dream; to fight the unbeatable foe; to bear with unbearable sorrow; to run where the brave dare not go.” But am I brave today? Do I really feel like a fight? I don’t know!
Interpreting dreams can make the time pass, if not enlighten me to my inner feelings. Dreams typically reflect whatever thought, feeling and awareness is on my mind at the time of the dream. The lottery can mean I need some money. Being chased? Most of these dreams are inspired by fears of violence, or maybe I am watching too much TV. To dream that I am eating an apple signifies harmony, pleasure, and fertility. Dreaming about blue (not the blues) represents truth, wisdom, devotion, tranquility, loyalty and openness. Perhaps I am expressing a wish to get away. Interpreting dreams can go on and on and take up a lot of retirement time.
Or perhaps, coming back down to earth, the dream is that perfect mate I or you married; he/she is a dreamboat, or the person you desire to date. Or that dessert you just had after dinner, or the new car or boat you just bought that rides like a dream. Think about it.
But truly, in reality, maybe the only thing I want is that dream house to retire in. You know, the one set next to a small lake or stream, surrounded by trees and a lush garden, maybe even a vegetable patch, in a quiet neighborhood where I can relax on the porch in the warm sun and catch up on reading all those books that have been gathering dust on the shelf while I was working. To some this would be even more perfect if a bowling alley or the first tee were just a few blocks away.
Or that dream vacation to warm weather or historical settings of the past world. A cruise around the ocean in a large luxury boat filled with food and games and blinding sun while skirting mysterious islands or historical sights. But be careful of fulfilling that dream of skydiving or mountain climbing because earth is way down there. Be real, “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today,” said that young and short-lived actor rebel, James Dean, who went for it all and ended it all in a fast Porsche.
I’ve been told to be careful of dreams. They are intangible elements and can fade away, or be lost by a bad decision. But they can’t be, or shouldn’t be, abandoned. Dreams make the world go round. They are the beauty of the human mind, a function only the human animal can perform. “To dream anything that you want to dream, that’s the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed,” Bernard Edmonds.
Senior citizen’s dreams are a way of life and a means to a successful and happy retirement. They are the handles to grab to advance into the future with a smile. Dreams don’t stop at any age. Seniors and Dreams go hand-in-hand.