It’s the sad sight that we come across every now and then. An elderly person, their form and figure suggesting defeat and desperation in what is supposed to be the autumn of their years. It’s easy to imagine that they didn’t think this was what their future would be like, especially the overwhelming loneliness and near poverty level existence. Is this what they fought the Great War for? Is this what they built this country on the promise of?
The Elderly Should Not Be Forgotten
Sometimes, fate steps in and smacks us in the face, offering us a great lesson in “there before the grace of God.” We can never assume that the person we are pitying needs more than a leg up, a shoulder to cry on, and in most cases, a helping hand. No one wants to be helpless and needy. Most of us (no matter the age) want to simply be self-sufficient, safe, and secure. But when reality has other plans, it sometimes takes a village to make things right.
Many Need Our Support And Assistance
For Theresa Hernandez, a 71-year-old woman living in Phoenix, every day is a struggle. With heat sweltering to over 100 degrees on a regular basis, she had spent the last few months in her car. Yes, she had a home, but she had mentioned in was “inhabitable.” When a neighbor walked by and inquired if he could help, the true extent of the tragedy was finally understood. It was a truth that many want to deny but is all too frequently the honest state of things.
Theresa Hernandez Is One Such Example