Hi UC, I read your post with interest. Volunteering is a great way to meet people. I vonumteer at my local Senior Center and I have met many people. It is a good way to get out. You could also volunteer at your local libarary. They always need extra help. I'm not meaning to be too nosey but you say you live with your son and he has a good job. Isn't there some way he could help you by taking you to the eye dr. (find a new one, by the way) and couldn't he help pay for a pair of decent glasses? You say you have 2 degrees and are an RN and CPA. I know where I live nurses are in short supply and I would guess that might be the case where you are. Is it possible to get a private nursing job? Maybe take care of someone who can't be on their own? Also, at tax time accountants are always looking for extra help. You are definitiely not too old to be able to work! The best workers are more mature as they are reliable and stick with their jobs. I am presently looking for a part time office job and I am 62. One of my jobs in the past was a personal assistant to a lady who needed help. There are many things you can do with your education. I know how hard it is with the health insurance premiums. Mine are sky high. I don't know the situation with your son, but I would think he would be glad if you were able to get a job. You are more than qualified. Can you ask him for a little extra support to get you back on your feet so you can live a more productive and happy life? If you had a job you could help contribute to the living expenses. That seems to make sense to me. I truly hope your son will help you, after all you raised him and took care of him and helped him to be a self sufficient adult. Now it is your turn. Please take heart in knowing that people on this forum are very caring and would only like to see the best for you. And you will have plenty of friends here. You just made one - me! Any time you want to post your feeliings or just vent, I will be glad to answer you. How about joining in on the Tues. chats? Check the schedule at the right under Chat schedule. I hope to talk to you there. Please take good care of yourself and let us know how you are doing.
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