A DOZEN WAYS TO RECOGNIZE AN ELDER

Posted on December 21st, 2011

  1. An elder is someone who is older than you, born before World War II and looks like your mother (or grandmother) depending on your age.
  2. An elder is someone who remembers the Civil War, both World Wars and in a few years Vietnam.
  3. An elder is someone who drives slower than you and doesn’t get cited for “reckless” driving.
  4. An elder is someone who almost always has an opinion that you may get whether you want it or not.
  5. An elder is someone who at one time made homemade cookies, jam and never talked about calories or carbs.
  6. An elder is someone who, believe it or not, at one time was young, sexy, in love and a “catch.”
  7. An elder is someone who piloted an airplane, worked in a logging camp, built ships for war, managed a corporation or ran for high political office.
  8. An elder is someone who loves babies and small children preferably in small doses.
  9. An elder is someone who is cost conscious about almost everything but will regale you with travel stories taken during early retirement years.
  10. An elder is someone who has lived a long time, gathered an accumulation of life experiences, has much knowledge to share, and is but waiting to be asked.
  11. An elder is someone who is a role model for our future, a gem to be cherished and appreciated.
  12. An elder is someone who enriches our perspective on life.

Lois Young-Tulin

Lois Young-Tulin, PhD, is an Assistant Geriatric Care Manager at Elder Connections

Comments

Comments are closed.