What kinds of problems do older people face? Principle #1 of the Eden Alternative states that, “the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom account for the bulk of suffering among our Elders.”
Do we think this only applies to the residents we see in the long-term care setting? Jeri Sedlar and Rick Miners are thought leaders on retirement issues. You might have seen them on The Today Show. In their book, Don’t Retire Rewire!they discuss their 25 years-worth of experience interviewing and coaching people through the retirement process. Their conclusion? Loneliness . . .
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