Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier focuses on the fears aging tends to bring up and how adult children caregivers can tune into the tenderness they once showered on their own children and received from their parents who are now experiencing a new vulnerability.
DECATUR, GA, January 9, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “From Age-Old Fears To Old-Age Fears.” Ms. Collier reminds readers that tenderness helps aging parents feel safer just as it comforts toddlers.
Collier states, “When children are afraid, parents do everything they can to comfort and alleviate the fear.” She continues, “And, in the very beginning of life that doesn’t happen often since we all arrive on the planet with only two fears. We humans are born with only two fears: the fear of loud noises and falling. These could be considered the age-old fears.” Collier points out, “All other fears such as fear of heights, snakes, spiders and clowns are learned from our families and environment.”
“Tending to the fears of our children is done in love and tenderness,” writes Collier, adding, “However, the tides tend to turn when our parents age and begin to express fears. We are so accustomed to our parents being the ones who know everything and can do anything that we lose sight of the fact that they are entering a time of vulnerability that causes stress and real fears.”
According to Collier, “This is a time that adult children caregivers can tap into a new tenderness to comfort and assure aging parents.”
Collier writes, “In our American culture, our elders are not revered as they are in other cultures.” Collier elaborates further, “Our elders are often shuffled off into retirement homes and facilities where they are out of sight and out of mind. So, it’s no wonder so many people begin to express fears as they age. They’ve had a lifetime to see how older people are treated. So it’s the exact opposite of the fearlessness that babies experience. Our elders deal with a multitude of fears on a daily basis.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/from-age-old-fears-to-old-age-fears/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.