Ailing, alone and 89. So how could Hilda Reynolds be joyous?

March 25, 2016 § 1 Comment

WaPost_Hilda_Opener_final.jpgTouching story of then last months of a strong woman of color in her late 80s published in the Washington Post. Interesting that a nonprofit named “We are family” matches volunteers with older adults living alone. It is always great to raise awareness on the “invisible city” of those who live and die alone. Yet, it would be even better if we shift our attention to the need for policies to integrate these persons in the social network. Having volunteers writing about you in the Washington Post is great of course. I would like to ask to the freelance journalist and volunteer: Do you think that Hilda was well integrated in her community? Did she receive adequate resources? Was it fair that she tackled many obstacles only with the force of her faith and grit?

 

LINK: Ailing, alone and 89. So how could Hilda Reynolds be joyous?

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