How do we get prepared for living alone?
Worried about having one day to stay alone in your twilight years? Share your best tips on how to cope with such a situation.
As we grow old we all think about the twilight of our lives, how much to save, how to invest, having a pension fund etc. But is there anything else, perhaps something more important like Living alone? Having seen many families around me, I'm surprised to see a good number who have their children settled abroad and the elderly parents are literally left to fend for themselves.Recently in Bangalore, there were few couples who were sadly killed and nobody knew about it for few days. We have got used to a single child concept, I think we also should get prepared for a Solitary Senior Citizen life.
Watching our health, avoid obesity (every day to day activity becomes a major task), have an active life, simple food habits, learn to be self-sufficient, have a health insurance and maybe invest in a closed community like apartment complexes for Elderly that have amenities like temples, in-house doctor 24/7 and a primary care hospital all within the campus itself.
Last but not least, couples(parents) need to have that bonding between each other, supporting each other and share joyful moments because in reality, if we are left alone in the evening of our lives and need a shoulder to lean or cry on, it's more likely to be that of our spouse.