Everyone’s journey into retirement is different and their feelings towards it take many forms.
For Liz, there were some curly questions to be answered:
“What’s going to happen when I get older still? Who will the burden fall to if I get ill? How can I feel completely safe and secure without being a burden?”
Hoko and Glenda exude happiness, and a closeness that only 37 years of marriage can bring. As the years passed, they felt it was time to make a change, to provide themselves with a more secure and supportive environment. “When you’re out in the community you’re on your own. I worried about that a lot,” recalls Hoko.Find out more
Judith noticed a change in her husband Bob’s demeanour. She found that Bob was sitting at home alone a lot, his hearing had deteriorated and Judith felt he was becoming isolated.
For Judith, moving to a retirement village was a pragmatic decision. Being alone so much wasn’t good for Bob. Judith still enjoyed going out and meeting friends but Bob simply wasn’t interested.