An Everyday Hero is self-aware
Many pensioners say that they are busier than ever before. In addition to their own hobbies, they may take care of their grandchildren, travel, renovate their summer cottage or do gardening. But even when you are retired, you can and should look after yourself and your safety.
A retired Everyday Hero has already seen a great deal in his or her life and knows one or two things. It may, however, be a challenge to put all that knowledge to use and to accept your weaknesses.
Everyday heroism in retirement can be about having your eyes checked regularly, favouring household appliances that have an automatic switch-off function, and acquiring devices to help you as needed. You can also improve everyday safety by simple means such as always having a mobile phone to hand, preferably in a watertight bag if boating, for instance, or ice fishing in winter.
Retired Everyday Heroes should also prepare for the eventuality of someone close to them falling acutely ill. You can learn to dial 112 in the dark. You should never delay with getting help.
This linkistä will take you to the Everyday Hero test. (in Finnish)