Sunday, March 29, 2009

Old Age is no fun for most

Many of us have an idealized concept of old age. Yet many older people will be alone, bored, in pain, and will die with little dignity. This is partly a function of money, but more importantly it is the result of a society which tries to ignore the existence of old people. The need for assisted living and homes for the aged is an accommodation to the fact that the family does not take on that role. Sadly, many older people could lead productive and interesting lives if attention were to be paid to the issue.

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