I was told by a young 82 yr old “change is hard for ‘us old folks'” I thought about that and all the changes in my life I’ve already experienced and I responded, “Maybe that’s because you’ve had the most amount of life-changes than most people?” She added on jokingly ..”but you’d think we should be used to it by now!”
Some changes are good and some are bad, some are easier to cope with or some make life a lot easier. Having the right people to support you through the changes is helpful.
Hearing loss is a change that understandably people do not welcome and wearing hearing aids can make people more aware of that change. It takes conscious effort to accept the change, find a solution and deciding to put the hearing aids on everyday. It is important to improve the quality of conversation and social community with family and friends.
Sometimes it’s about making a choice to accept change, the good and even the bad. We understand that change is hard and we can offer the support people need to help them through the changes, year after year, so they don’t have to go through it alone.
I really enjoyed this story of the old woman sharing how life brings so much change and her humor in it. Great tie in with hearing issues and wearing hearing aids Amy!
Great story!! And love the point about surrounding yourself with the right people when going through change–makes all the difference!
Great point Kelly!
Yes, change can certainly be a challenge. Support and understanding from others always helps.
Yes, so well said!
Change is inevitable. A good support system makes all the difference in the world.
Thank you Mary! Agree completely!
Change. I’m not a fan, but I try to understand it.
Same here Dale.