Are we gambling with our future selves? There is no guarantee that good clean living leads to a long and bountiful life as we age. Each of us are playing bingo with our long term care every day.
Do you have enough money for all the medical expenses waiting in the coming decades?
Do you have a trusted Circle of Care consisting of family and/or friends who will represent your wishes when you cannot speak for yourself?
Who or how will you get to appointments when driving is no longer safe?
Who or what social activities will keep you engaged in meaningful community activity as your age?
What chronic health conditions will impact daily activities?
What will happen if an acute unexpected major health crisis changes your abilities?
Who will be your caregiver?
We are all gambling with our futures. We can protect ourselves. Declare you wishes and decisions in legal documents. Make sure your home is the right size the future you. Establish a strong relationship with a health care provider who 'gets' you and will honor your wishes. Understand your health risks that your lifestyle is creating. Be proactive by remaining physically and mentally active. Recruit your Circle of trusted friends and family who will join in your journey documenting it on a REUNIONCare account. Life my be a gamble but you can stack the odds in your favor. May your BINGO be a winner!