For the elderly rural living can be a challenge
The New York Times recently published an article titled, For Elderly in Rural Areas, Times Are Distinctly Harder that are key to looking at where and how we define “community”.
The article states, “Growing old has never been easy. But in isolated, rural spots like this, it is harder still, especially as the battering ram of recession and budget cuts to programs for the elderly sweep through many local and state governments.”
Transportation is a key issue, one of George Burgess’s main concerns is that he will loose his drivers license, which is definately a lifeline in a rural environment, but even in a more suburban environment.