This week’s photo challenge (Rare) got me thinking about how rare it is for me to have an elderly person in my life. Last week we took our friend and former neighbor, Lucille, out for her birthday–her 89th birthday! been in assisted living now for 3 years; since her third, and last, fall in her home.
She does not have much family and no one really visits her with any regularity, except for me and my husband. That’s not to say though, that she stays cooped up in her room all day. Not Lucille! She takes advantage of every road trip, bingo session, sing-a-long, or any other activity that’s offered at her residence. Either my husband or I take her shopping at least once a month and stop to visit when we are in her neighborhood.
Lucille has let us know, often, that we’re “her people”. I’m grateful today that I’ve had the chance to get to know her and call her a friend.