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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GoT, Jun 16, 2014.
I hate retirement homes. Expiration stations is what they should call them.
Sad joints no doubt
In Australia they had it right. Could have just been Alice Springs
They had an Old Timers Station ( I think that was the proper name )
essentially is was apartments/condos that had separate entrances and close parking. Everything old folks needed was there. Onsite nurse, could get a haircut, bus came by often, ect...
Did not have to be ancient just old. Tons of widows sold the house and moved there cause all the kids were gone ect. They had age restrictions like 50+ to move there. Some older couples lived there as well. I think there was some government subsidy for the housing but I don't think it was like 100% or nothing.
Lots of them kept their job just moved into a less maintaince more convenient housing for them at that stage of their life.
I know of nothing like this in the US.
Del Webb subdivision is not what I am talking about here.
I used to go and visit WW2 Vets for about a year while I was in texas. Always enjoyable hearing war stories and them having someone wanting to talk and listen to them. The B-52 Bomber pilots always have the wildest stories. I need to start visiting nursing homes again... but I'm just a lazy ******* now.
It is pretty cool eh. Talking to some of those guys. I did that in high school. Go down and "Volunteer" at the vet hospital. All you really needed to do was chill out with them.
I used to bring my dog to a RH where the wife's granny was living. The folks loved seeing a bulldog. The places are just heartbreaking though. Many of them look just like a mental ward.
yep the way its done in America is just bad