Online Solutions for Retired First Responders
Retirement should be viewed as the golden years of your life; after many years of hard work, you finally have the time to actually pursue an interest that for so many years, was not possible due to work. Of course, as human beings we are all unique and that means that we each respond to retirement in our own special way; some people simply cannot handle the fact they are no longer productive, while others rejoice and have a wonderful retirement, doing all the things they never could while chasing the dollar.
First Responders & Retirement
When a firefighter or emergency medical technician finally clocks off on their last shift, there are usually mixed emotions and replacing that adrenalin rush when an emergency call came in is not an easy thing to do. Yet there are online platforms dedicated to paramedic retirement, along with many other first responder careers and here you can access valuable resources to help you make the transition to retirement a smooth one.
Many retirees find it helps if they can talk to someone who understands what they are going through and this service is always available via Zoom video call. When you talk about the things that are bothering you, this in itself tends to lead us to a solution and with a friendly listener who is qualified to counsel, this will hopefully lead to positive changes
One on One Virtual Counselling
If you are finding it hard to adjust to life at home, why not arrange to chat with a trained counsellor? Someone who works with ex-first responders and is familiar with the challenges that come with retirement, and talking things through with such a person can be very beneficial, in more ways than one.
Some organizations arrange retreats for retired first responders, which means you get to make new friends with other ex-first responders, people who are going through the same transition as you. Of course, such events might be subject to Covid restrictions, so always check before making any bookings.
Support from the Online Community
The arrival of Covid-19 has caused us to rethink the way we do things and using the Internet enables a person to communicate with online communities, people who all have first responder backgrounds.
Join a few social media groups and make some new friends and with video chat features, you can make new acquaintances, while also keeping in touch with friends and family.