What are the big problems of seniors? Health and money and mortality issues are common to us all. I recently was diagnosed with a life threatening illness and I had to face a new level of vulnerability. I may go on for years and years and I may not. So, same is true for all of us, but I cannot call myself healthy any longer. The "affairs" have to be gotten in order and kept in order.
Some people worry about running out of money but some have pensions and hopefully they are safe from loss. Money and running out of money is a big problem. I know that I am extremely lucky to have gone down a path that brought me to a pension at age 60. I am lucky because many women of my generation did not have careers, and I did not plan to either. Bad luck at one time is good luck at another. I worked 30 years and am glad about it now.
Legacy is a concern for some. Have we left anything behind? I have to be satisfied that I lived with character and those that knew me have learned something. We cannot change a lot now, so we can just not concern ourselves with that too much, but we may need to balance our own needs with a generosity to others. I have always been fairly generous to my family and close friends and I will continue that. I am not one for giving after I am gone.
Losing control and becoming dependent is the biggest fear of all for most of us, and there is little we can do about it. I wish there was a happy spin to put on this but I cannot find one. Maybe, you can.