Bob and Paula (names changed to protect privacy) are two people who came to our nonprofit agency in search of help. They were referred to us by a local pastor who wasn’t sure what else to do with them.
Cautiously, they told us their story. They said that both of them had held jobs and that they enjoyed working. Their jobs were lost when the factory shut down. Then, a fire broke out in their apartment building. What furniture they owned was damaged by smoke and the sprinkler system, one of their dogs died (presumably from smoke inhalation). After unemployment was exhausted they had no place to go and nothing to stay in town for.
By taking care of my financial needs, I’m able to spend my time helping others and contributing in other ways. My legacy is going to be one of helping other people put together the foundations for their own happy second lives. I’m happy in knowing that the Boomers I work with today are going to pass this knowledge on and that it’s going to be available for the generations that come after me.
A hospital is an activity that generates a lot of traffic and if it is designed correctly, it can pay for itself and then there doesn’t need to be a shortage of parking anywhere. A parking building pays for itself. To take advantage of a weak medical pun, it’s a no-brainer. I have never understood why hospitals just don’t go and build a new car park building. A parking building in paying for itself then doesn’t need to come out of ‘vote health’ at all. Yet one of the biggest gripes about hospitals is a lack of parking. I believe that if you had to charge for parking and gave everyone the choice of parking on-site, as public, patient or staff, then demand would fit supply. The by-product is increased revenue and that’s a good by-product to have.
When I had a job with healthcare I didn’t have the problems I am facing now in the healthcare system. These days when I visit a health provider I am either denied or referred to a clinic. I do have some government insurance and even that is an issue for some healthcare providers. As soon as I tell them what type of healthcare insurance I have the first thing they say is we don’t except that. Most of the doctors who do except the type of insurance I have basically give you a patch up job and send you on your way. You have to work to survive even though you are sick.
I had a great time with my kitten jumping on my plate as i was about to eat my evening meal. On the other hand, I found his mum’s plaintive cry while I was trying to work very distracting and ultimately most annoying. At the time, I never thought to get some advice on caring for my cats. I lived in the countryside then and didn’t think any advice would be necessary.
Deciding when you want to go can also be difficult. Going during school holidays will mean that the prices are much higher, but you won’t need to take your children out of school, so they won’t miss any lessons. Perhaps you’ll go earlier or later in the year, rather than during the summer holidays.