No Nursing Homes, Please!

Two women. One’s about to turn 90, and the other one’s already 91. They’ve lived totally different lives but share something in common. Both are fiercely independent and have no intention of stepping foot inside a nursing home.

My Mom turns 90 on the ninth day of the ninth month this year. Mom’s raised six children. She had a nursing career, becoming a “working Mom” way before it was fashionable. She started off working at a glass factory, then in a doctor’s office and for the rest of her career, in a hospital setting. After she retired, she worked as a foot care nurse.

But, you have to see that when Mom entered the workforce, most other Moms stayed home, baked cookies, and kept a tidy house. Mom managed somehow to always have it under control. She delegated and was fortunate to have a great partner, Dad who shared in…

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