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Visiting Bubbie

11 Feb


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.


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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