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Helping a family during a time of mourning, is often as simple as a sincere statement of sympathy.
During a time of mourning, we can often help the family members with an effort that does not require a lot of time or investment, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog in "How Condolences Alleviate Grief."
The easiest and one of the best ways to help people mourning for a loved one, is to let them know we care and to offer our condolences. This does not require a grand gesture. It only requires a sincere statement of sympathy.
Sending a card or flowers is another way to offer condolences. Charitable donations in the name of the deceased are another small thing that can let grieving people know that you care.
This is important. Knowing that other people really do care helps those who are grieving.
It does not fix everything. It does not bring anyone back to life. Nevertheless, it does help people move on and makes it easier for them to handle other things that need to be done when a loved one passes away, such as making funeral arrangements and dealing with the estate.
Reference: Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (March 20, 2017) "How Condolences Alleviate Grief."
Seniors who put off retirement, often find themselves working for someone with high tech skills.
The trend of businesses to hire managers who grew up with the technology of computers, cell phones and email has put 38% of Americans in the situation of reporting to a younger boss, according to The New York Times in "When the Boss Is Half Your Age."
There is a belief that being a native to the technology, makes younger people better at understanding it and using it to their advantage.
Another reason for this phenomenon is that Americans are working longer than before and many people who have chosen retirement go back to work for one reason or another. As a result, many senior citizens have immediate superiors at work who are much younger than they are which can lead to problems.
Elders do not always like being told what to do by younger people, and younger bosses are often on guard against older employees who think that the old way of doing things is best.
Seniors who do have a much younger boss need to be aware that the law does protect them against discrimination due to age. However, they should also be open to new things and be willing to do their work, as directed by their younger boss.
Reference: New York Times (March 17, 2017) "When the Boss Is Half Your Age."