Mrs. Sanchez had been living at our community for some time. In fact, she had been just living for some time . . .
A resident of our assisted living community, he dressed in Hawaiian shirts every day, so they were immediately visible . . .
Older than his wife, he knew the odds were against him outliving her . . .
He made that very clear from the start. To everyone who cared to listen (which weren’t many) . . .
The son came into our community looking into a memory care apartment for his father. He and his brother were having challenges with him, he said. “What kind of challenges?” I asked . . .
Having walked alongside hundreds (if not thousands) of seniors in my career, (as well as my parents, grandparents and in-laws), I’ve learned a bit about this crooked path in aging I’m calling, “the gray mile” . . .