It was a large block of flats; actually three interconnected blocks, each of seven storeys, a total of 108 flats of sheltered accommodation. I was there to deliver an invitation to the residents of each flat to a pre-Christmas party the Lions are organising for some of the city's senior citizens. This was not the first sheltered accommodation that I have visited recently, most with the same object in mind, but this was by far the largest. It really brought home to me how little I would want to live in any sort of "retirement" complex. I know that in many of them there are leisure activities organised: bingo (horror!) or art classes and so on, but I sincerely hope that I will never be reduced to having to
And just imagine being surrounded only by other old cronies! I might not want to have screaming children ion the same room as me - well, not all the time - but I do enjoy living in a community of different ages, from toddlers to geriatrics, and seeing and hearing children at play.
If it ever gets to the old folks' home stage, just bring on the immobilon!