Mom is still working full time.
My mom thinks she does not have enough to retire so she continues to work. The problem is she is 72, and works in a really high stress environment. I talked to her today and she worked 8 hours with no lunch or break to eat. Her job is the main focus and stress of her life as she is single and lives right across the street from her emploiyer. We had the talk about moving into a senior community closer to where I live (I'm her only child, daughter). She wants to eventually, but for now she is very fearful she can't affford it. She wants to pay off all her bills and thinks it will take 2 years. I just don't know if she can emotionally handle this. Her work has already made several accomodations such as changing her work schedule to suggesting new duties. She is at a cross-roads and thinks they are trying to push her out. I am not a counselor but I listen and try to give alternatives, but she is set in her ways. How can I help her? :(