This was the question posted by fellow retiree, Del Lowery on his podcast Retirement Talk For Boomers, Seniors and Retirees, when talking about Covid-19 (click here to listen to the podcast). If you were to ask him if he would be doing any international travel or staying in any hotels lately, now that he is retired, he would ask you that question. However, if you were to ask Del if he and his wife were enjoying their home, their garden, their walks, their music, their reading list, video chatting with their children and grandchildren……..they would have an awful lot to say.
These are very tough times we are living in. There is just no way around it. And we may have to live like this for a very long time. Yes, it’s sad to see the thousands of restaurants, bars, movie theaters, concert halls and other establishments where multitudes of people gather close permanently but you must ask yourself the question: “Why would I want to do something that could kill me?”
Del Lowery’s opening written caption is this:
It is past time that I try to think a bit more critical about Covid-19 and how it affects retirement. We all feel the pressure and changes in our lives. There are people who refuse to accept the reality of the situation. They refuse the statistics and the science. The rest of us have to deal with the tragedy as it is.
We retirees are older and in more danger of dying should we contract Covid-19. Please take the necessary steps to protect yourself and others from this dreadful virus. Follow the guidelines as set forth by the CDC. Click here to read all the guidelines. Wear a mask when out in public. Keep at least 6 feet apart in social distancing. Wash your hands often. Use hand sanitizer. Wipe down all surfaces others may have touched with at least a 51% alcohol solution.
Take nothing for granted.