Many of us are worried about the current mess our legislators have gotten us into. We hear the horizon holds job cuts, less of everything we usually buy, and less services. But have we really looked deep at the loss. Are Mom and Dad on any social services? Let’s just say, disabled bus service; transportation will take a big hit. Or Capri possibly Adult Day Health, those services are probably gone quickly. Does Mom or Dad receive Meals on Wheels or in-home help from the social service agencies?
This is not a totally dark journey. We can help by first letting our law makers know what we want. Then we can band together as a family to put together a stop-gap plan to keep services in place. This will take some strong planning on our part, but it can be done. We can have our teenagers meet the challenge a couple days a week and we can step up for a few days. The important thing is that as a family we meet the challenge and become a closer family for it.
Teenagers can cook the meals to be frozen and then distributed. College kids in the family can help by looking for resources on the web. They are the best suited to this and that will provide one of us with the start to the search for what is needed. This can be especially cost saving when looking for medication savings. One evening a week or on one weekend day, we can fix broken or replace items which are necessary for their lives.
Of course, one of us will need to go to the medical appointments; look on the positive side this may be a blessing. Remember the Family Leave Act well we can put it to use. We get time to reconnect and learn more about what is and has been going on in their lives. This will not be easy for any of us. However, we can come out of this with a new found need in being selective in who we vote into office.