Unexpected Disruption from NYC Storms

By Suzanne Holman • September 8th, 2011

Janice Taylor writes for the Huffington Post.

Her recent post talking about the recent hurricane and her experiences with her mother during that crisis caught my eye:

The Oy Vey After the Storm: How I survived Hurricane Irene With My 95-Year-Old Mother at My Side

I found this story particularly compelling because of my own mother's death at 95 just a couple of years ago.  

Her mother hadn't left her Long Island neighborhood once during the ten years since her husband passed away.  And now she was expected to evacuate and go to a shelter.  Or to her daughter's home in the City.  She was determined not to do either.

I was impressed that her mother lived independently and managed quite a bit on her own.  

It's fascinating to me how humans age.  How we can adapt to our many physical and mental changes or just succumb to being cared for while we live out our days.

Check out her post.  I think you'll find it interesting reading!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janice-taylor/aging-in-america_b_943055.html

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