R-2–AGE 90 is the mother of two married daughters who live within an hour’s drive. She’s a grandmother to 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and has been widowed and living independently in her own apartment for 16 years.
She is young at heart, and within the last two years recovered from a fall that resulted in a broken hip, necessitating 6 months in rehab and from another medical problem that required two months in a rehab center. Yet she has never lost that can-do spirit.
Attaining 90 years-of-age involves disappointments, challenges, and life changes. Through it all, R is a realist who admits vanity gets in the way some times, but one of her daughters thinks “it keeps her going.”