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Elder’s Family Learning Initiative: “You Are Going to Die” by Tim Kreider

The New York Times altThe New York Times Opinionator blog has published a moving essay by Tim Kreider about his experience as a family member of an aging elder who decides to move to assisted living. The essay begins:

My sister and I recently toured the retirement community where my mother has announced she’ll be moving. I have been in some bleak clinical facilities for the elderly where not one person was compos mentis and I had to politely suppress the urge to flee, but this was nothing like that.

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