Hi Pat and Poll,
Thanks for your comments. Sheltered housing could be an idea. We currently own our own home and have 2 children who are away at university and come back for the holidays. Hopefully they’ll secure employment after their studies and make their own way in the world. I suppose that would be the time to think about moving especially if I’m having problems getting upstairs.
I should have said I have got a scooter named Speedy and I enjoy taking Holly our cocker spaniel out for long walks. She used to be a bit podgy but trotting alongside me at 4mph has helped her shed the extra pounds!
The men in my husband’s family have got a reputation for dieing early. I never knew his father as he died when my husband was 15. His brother died in his early thirties and there are other men in the family who have passed away early. The women, on the other hand tend to live till their nineties!
My hubby has just turned 50 and with all the news about costs of social care it has just got me thinking and I suppose a bit down. I’m usually very positive so it’s come as a shock to the system! I’m coping by trying to be practical. We both would obviously like to leave the house to the children and not have to use that to fund my care. One idea we’ve had is to get some life insurance for my husband which would then look after me if he goes early - or more to pass on to the kids if he doesn’t! I hasten to add he’s fit and healthy and doesn’y look as if he’s going to pop off just yet!
Anyway, we’re all going to Iceland next month to celebrate his 50th and hopefully will see the northern lights so we’re looking forward to that. Incidentally, it’s actually been slightly warmer in Reykjavik than here recently!