Visiting Bubbie

11 Feb

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It doesn’t take much to get my son to visit his grandmother at the retirement home where she has been living since 2010. The place is akin to a fine five star hotel and boasts an indoor pool, hot tub, and freshed baked cookies every afternoon.

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When she moved in, her monthly rent was $3600. Now up at $4500, most of this is for services and programs including two meals a day and weekly housekeeping. Sadly, my mother is too ill to use most of the fabulous amenities herself. She’s not alone, on a Saturday afternoon, the bingo room is packed while the gym is empty.

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