A few years before he died at 94 my dad said he had outlived everyone he ever knew. His childhood family, Mom, my sister, everyone he worked with, all his neighbours, all his friends, everybody.And by the time we get old all of our old friends and acquantainces are gone!! That was my Grandfathers observation before he passed in his mid 80's. He had experienced WWI in Europe where he was hospitalized for mustard gas, then sent home. It was a much different world when he passed in 1989. And a far different one now, 34 years later!!!
I and my family were all that was left.
As to change, the only real problem I have with it is when things change for the worse - like putting bike lanes on the busiest streets instead of side streets..
Well, that and having to re-learn how to make a fucking phone call every few years.