Now that I’m getting up there in age, I’m relying more on help from friends and family.
Everyone wants to be proud and self-sufficient in their golden years, but we all have to come to terms with old age individually.
I hoped that my health would be more than what it is today, but my joints and bones are more brittle than ever before. Several injuries have made it even harder for me to get around. My wife passed away last year and my life has felt like a downward spiral since then. If it wasn’t for my kids and my neighbors, I worry that I would be living in an assisted living facility somewhere and forgotten. It’s a sad thought to think about, but at least it humbles me in my age. People shouldn’t feel ashamed to ask for or accept help from others, especially if you’re limited in your mobility like I am. Thankfully everything with my air conditioner is handled by my heating and cooling supplier. I have an HVAC maintenance contract that includes everything from monthly filter changes to service and basic repairs. Sometimes they clean out my condensate line or refill my refrigerant in the compressor outside. The best part is the senior discount I receive from my HVAC supplier. All service and repairs are 30% off for people over 65 years of age. Between the senior discount and the money I save by having a maintenance contract, everything with my air conditioner is addressed at a fraction of the usual cost. I can also rest assured knowing that it is all handled for me without any input on my part.