My Interesting Neighbors In Assisted Living

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    I had a nice EGGS BENEDICT breakfast this morning and sat at a table with Jim @ age 98 and George @ age 92 and myself @ age 84. Although the three of us live on the same floor of our Assisted Living Facility we were able to go to breakfast and leave our apartment un assisted by using our walkers. Residents with Dementia or Alzheimers live and eat in another part of the facility. There are any number of health and medical issues that cause some of us to live in AL . Jim & George agreed with me that our current living arrangement is so much better than living with our children or other family. There are a number of married residents living here with their spouse and neither being a care taker to the other. I write this post just to give other seniors one persons experience living in AL. Given my age and health I fully expect that I will eventually die at this facility or a hospital. Hope I can hang on as long as Jim & George.
     
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  2. Chrissy Cross

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    Glad you're enjoying it!

    I have no idea where I'll end up but it won't be in Fresno.
     
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    It's nice that you are now part of a community instead of living completely on your own.
     
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    @Chrissy Cross
    "End up"? Meaning leave while somewhere else, or spend the rest of your time elsewhere?
    Frank
     
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    I mean when I'm unable to live by myself anymore....don't know if it will be with my daughter or asissted living but do know it won't be in Fresno.

    No family in Fresno at all.

    I want to be near either daughter or son or even siblings.
     
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    @Chrissy Cross
    How did you wind up in Fresno? Don't think you've ever mentioned.......
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    Long story.....but when we moved back from living in Hungary from 1997-2003 (business) my husband was already sick again with the return of his colon cancer after 10 yrs.

    Daughter was living in California and son was in Dental School in Illinois....couldn't afford a house on coast where my daughter lived so the closest and best place to her was Fresno. Also chose near my daughter because she was married then and had my first grandson in 1999...so that was a draw for me also. Her second son was born 6 months before my husband died about a year after we moved there.
     
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    @Chrissy Cross
    Thank you for sharing that. I hate for it to seem like I'm prying; others' business I try to remain outside of.

    You have then basically been alone a long time now. In case of being deposed.......have you ever considered a room-mate? :oops:
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    Yes, ive been alone for most of the last 14 years...did have a SO for a few years, he moved from Ohio to Fresno to live with me but it didn't work out and he moved back to Ohio.

    Then a year later he begged to come back and did for about a year but it wasn't meant to be.

    I'm too OCD to have a roommate:)
     
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    It's not about enjoying it Chrissy. It's about making the most of a HEALTH PROBLEM. Health problems are the only reason for living in Assisted Living.
     
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    Well then ...glad it's tolerable @Lon Tanner ...no reason to yell because I thought you might be enjoying it....sorry.
     
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    Capping is not SHOUTING it's for emphasis. You are so sensitive.
     
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    It's usually considered shouting.
     
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    @Chrissy Cross
    But you have your doggie.........
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    @Chrissy Cross
    I shout because I must, to hear myself talk; my wife hates it! A discordant factor for us both!
    Frank
     
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