I was let go 8 months ago. Not a big deal. (And I live paycheck to paycheck with no savings) I've had a dozen jobs in a 20 year career.
You guys with 35 years at HP complaining...you have already ridden gravy train with bisquit wheels. Loyaltu not returned in kind? Ahhh. Lets curl up in our pajamas with a pint of ice cream. For gosh sakes....grow a pair! If you are only now realizing you are a number then Boo Hoo!
Maybe you ARE a fat old geezer that needs to be put to pasture. Wake Up! This is reality. Settled? Then you need to go rent an apartment where your new job is located and let your family stay put. Fat? Study exercise. Eat better! Lift weights! I am 53 and have had my new job for 3 months. I work remote with plans to leave my family and move to new job soon. Ideal? No. A blessing? Yes. If you have not created a resume, do it. If you aren't searching and applying for jobs throughout the day, you arent trying. I am sorry you feel the rug was pulled out from under you. But in all fairness, you had a nice long ride that does not exist anymore. It is time to move forward! PS, HPE might change direction. You might be fine.