1. One of my greatest concerns is the size of the average senior abode if you're renting. I will soon be 73 and I am still active with my church choir as their musician I have a piano and an keyboard. Most apartments are no bigger than 600sqf. No room for anything extra and I refuse to give up my love of music because some builder/architect thinks because I'm old I don't need as much room as younger households do.

  2. Frances,
    I couldn't agree more. I have been looking at seniors low income housing. They are so small. No place to even put a table to sit down and eat a meal. I find as I age there are some things I can part with. But others have a lot of sentimental value. Like your music things. They are more than just things. They are part of our identity. I have a rather small curio cabinet. It was in my husbands family for three generations. It gives me a lot of pleasure every time I look at it as well as the contents within it. I also have a beautiful grandfathers clock. None of the apartments I have seen are big enough to hold my living room set and these view items.

    I don't want to just exist. I want to be proud of the place I live in. Would like to invite a friend for lunch and be able to sit at a table with in my apartment. Not in the community room. I don't want live in a match box. In order for the people at the top to have everything they want they think we don't deserve a few extra square feet of living space. After working hard all our lives I don't think it's a lot to ask for.
    Gods Peace,
    Margaret Drexel

  3. I totally agreed with Frances and Margaret. I feel the same way.I'm a 70 year old going on atleast forty I love to go out enjoy myself have friends over go dancing etc. I have a four bedroom home a finished basement and a two car garage, now you tell me how am I suppose to fit in a square box 600 ft, I love my space and my freedom. I've noticed that even at the library when you look at their newsletter they send we're always at the end titled "OLDER AND BOULDER" and all they tell you is how to learn about medicare if you have problems with it and free blood pressure screening .I do that free of charge at home. Never do they advertise something fun and enjoyable like for the adults. I guess we must be a breed that's ready to kick the bucket so why bother. I will fight as long as I can to keep my home or find another home to rent to accommodate my treasures and keep my sanity, I'm not ready to go under just yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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