As I listened to High Tech-Aging: Tracking Seniors’ Every Move, I thought of that old public service announcement that would come over the TV in the evening when I was growing up: “It’s 8 o’clock. Do you know where your children are?” These days, as the echo of The Boom starts to fade, it would say “It’s 8 o’clock. Do you know where your parents are?” I do: my mom’s probably walking the dog, my dad’s on the couch, watching the game, waiting for her to get back, with the phone nearby just in case. My mother-in-law, on the other hand, who lives in an assisted living facility, turned 95 the other day. Only 5 –I mean 8–more years until she gets her visit from Social Security. (Thanks to Charles Hall’s 8/17/10 blog post for this tidbit.) In the meantime, I’ll have to do.
– Posted by Mary McKee