I know it has been difficult for everyone but for the elderly it’s even more difficult because of the higher risk of getting severely ill. Even more troubling issue is the loneliness feeling because of self-isolation and the normal social activities are totally cut down. If there is no access to internet or phone, that could pose extra risk for getting socially isolated and getting depressed. On top of it, the financial impact could also be very significant especially if their savings are invested in the stock market.
During these challenging times, I sincerely feel that we being their friends and family should come forward to aid them mentally and financially. The key is to use our resources judiciously. Take from others only to have your basic needs met. If your basic needs are met, then be patient until the pandemic passes.
On this International Day of Elderly, I hereby request all my beloved elderly to believe that;
A note to remember: Rich are those who never lose hope and who remain resourceful even during trying circumstances. A man with a scarcity mentality remains poor even when he is surrounded with riches