“Hi Mom, I wanted to tell you that we’re going to see you soon” I shared in a recent phone call with my 91-year-old mom Ginny who lives in memory care. It was the first time we had talked in five weeks. Her residence had experienced a heavy Delta variant surge which left many residents … More Reunions Inside a Senior Community
Ten days ago, I began to receive an unsettling drumbeat of emails from the senior residential community where my 91-year-old mother Ginny lives. August 28th: “We now have 2 confirmed cases in Memory Care.” August 29th: “we currently have two (2) positive cases in Memory Care and two (2) positive cases in Assisted Living.” August … More Delta Developments
As with so many of our elderly, my 90-year-old mother Ginny is entering her 11th month trying to live her life at a senior living facility in Florida while simultaneously facing the confines of a relentless pandemic. It’s been hard. She’s been in full lockdown, experienced some freedoms last fall as restrictions eased, and currently, … More The Strain of Covid – An Update Inside One Senior Community
It was mid-September when I sent a text checking in with my sister and she replied “We’re with mom at the hair salon and she says hi.” This is how I learned that restrictions had been relaxed for my 90-year-old mother Ginny who had been in lockdown inside her senior living residence for 186 days. … More My Mother’s Post Lockdown – The Challenges Continue
About a year and a half ago, my 87-year-old mother Ginny called my sister Hailey with some interesting news. As I’ve mentioned, she has rented her condo for almost 19 years. Not only has the two-bedroom unit been comfortable, it’s in a great location, reasonably priced and the realty company that manages it has always … More Mulling Over Moving: Is Change Coming?