Elderly? Whatdaya Mean Elderly?
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Today my SIL said something to me that simultaneously amused me & startled me.
We were talking about the senior complex I live in & concern about the rapid shifting from this being an independent living for reasonably active retirees to an obvious nursing home. Almost every week in the going on 4 months that we've had almost a death a week.
And the active, independent seniors are moving out in faster numbers.
Anyway, my SIL who is FIVE years younger then I am (57) to my 62, completely grey (I'm not) and a litany of health issues said "unfortunately this tends to happen a lot (referring to the exodus) when you rent to the disabled & the ELDERLY"!
Sez what? Elderly?
I had to restrain myself myself from bursting out laughing. Unfortunately her attitude permeates this complex even among Management. There seems to be a tacit unspoken agreement to have ppl vegetate,watch TV & die. Any attempts for life & living is quietly discourage.
I've decided quietly to start a revolution. Lol. I've figured out that many tenants don't really stir until after 8am & in their apts before 9pm. I'm going to start walking the building in 15 minute increments 3-4 times a day since I'm up & moving by 5:30.
At daylight some of the walks will occur outside. Who knows maybe in time someone will join me but even they don't I'll get steps in until I can move out.