A little old lady walks into a convenience store. Please make way for her; why don’t you. After all, she is someone’s grandmother. Or great-grandmother. After all the years of love, care and custody she has given to the local community, by and large, it is the least you could do. Those ladies why get by with assisted living services in Moorhead, MN may well not need you to open the door for them. Or reach to the top shelf.
That’s because they would usually have an able assistant standing right by their side. Yes, he or she helps all of them with the heavy lifting. From the gentleman who drives the mini-van, helping the physically challenged in and out, in and out of their wheelchairs, to the professional caregiver who is tasked with a lot more than the proverbial menial tasks and domestic chores. Yes, she will still help them out with their shopping.
And it is good that they are still able to get out and about. It helps them to retain a sense of pride, dignity and perhaps even, independence. They would not have managed on their own otherwise. You thought life was hard now? As the old saying goes; wait until you get to my age. And then you will see what it is all about. Without any form of derogatory language intended; growing old is not for cissies.
These days, men and women are living a lot longer than in the past. Perhaps that is still ironic. Because over the years, with enlightened, educated and resourceful minds they have always been able to live life healthily, both in body and mind. But by the time they get to ‘that’ age, well now, their age catches up with them.