I am writing this Wednesday evening after the big general election. I served as an election judge in my neighborhood precinct here in Denver. We worked from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Today I worked at Four Mile conducting a field trip for 76 school kids from a school near to where I live.
I then had a doctor’s appointment to find out why I’m so tired. Could being 70 and still working at a fairly physical job be part of it? I’m tired, so this will be brief.
Barry Rand, AARP’s CEO, gives a personal account of his experience as a caregiver here. This issue brought home to me just how big the caregiver problem is. Here in Colorado, an estimated 576,000 people are caregivers for a loved one at home. AARP has a good piece about it here. The article emphasizes the importance of local Area Agencies on Aging. You can access your AAA with this link.
I considered apologizing for the brevity of this piece, but I am sure you have been tired as well. Hang in there, and use your resources.